Kalamaoo County


12/11/2011 - Deputies Investigate Fatal Crash Near Calhoun County
KCSO Deputies are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred at approximately 1658 hrs on 12/11/2011.  The crash occurred at the intersection of E. Michigan Ave & Mercury Dr in Charleston Township.

Evidence shows that a red Chevrolet Cobalt was eastbound on E. Michigan Ave and a gray Chrysler minivan was southbound on Mercury Dr.  The minivan had the right of way, and the Cobalt pulled into its path, resulting in a collision.  After the impact, the Cobalt left the southeast corner of the roadway and spun. 

A 78 year old Kalamazoo man who was a passenger in the Cobalt was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of his injuries.  The driver of the Cobalt was also injured and transported to a local hospital.  A third occupant of the Cobalt was uninjured.

The occupants of the minivan suffered non-life threatening injuries.  They too were taken to an area hospital and treated for their injuries.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Silent Observer tipline at http://kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

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Kalamazoo County
Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 383-8821

    Richard C Fuller
    James Vandyken