Man, 76, killed in crash on M-37 near Caledonia

Barry County
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THORNAPPLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Battle Creek was killed in a crash that shut down a stretch of M-37 south of Caledonia for more than three hours Sunday afternoon.

The two-car crash happened around 2 p.m. on M-37/Cherry Valley Road south of 108th Avenue, just south of the Barry County line.

Michigan State Police say the driver of a Ford Explorer was going too fast, lost control and crossed the centerline. The SUV hit a Chrysler Town & Country.

The driver of the minivan, a 76-year-old Battle Creek man whose name wasn’t released, died at the scene.

His passengers, a 77-year-old woman and a 9-year-old girl, were hospitalized. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening, MSP said.

MSP didn’t report any injuries on the part of the driver of the Explorer, a 19-year-old Middleville man.

M-37 was shut down between 108th and Parmalee Road until after 5 p.m., according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Dispatchers from several West Michigan counties told 24 Hour News 8 that crews were responding to weather-related crashes numbering in the hundreds all together. They urged people to slow down amid snowy conditions.

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