LEE TOWNSHIP, MI – On Friday July 9th, 2021 near 4:20 pm first responders received information that there was a personal injury crash involving a truck and train on 108th ave west of 56th st. in Lee Township.
A Lee Township Community Deputy arrived on scene first and found the driver of the pickup was deceased due to the injuries. The Allegan County Crash Reconstruction Team investigated the crash with preliminary results that a CSX train was traveling northbound while the 2014 GMC Sierra was traveling westbound. The GMC failed to yield to the CSX train causing the collision. Contact was made with the family and the operator of the GMC was identified as Jacob Johnson, a 26 year old man, from Warren, MI.
The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Lee Township Fire Department, Life Ambulance, Michigan State Police, CSX Railroad Police Department, and Warren Police Department.
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