2 dead after Courtland Township crash

Kent County

Authorities on the scene of a crash in Courtland Township on Sept. 13, 2021.

COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two people have died after a car crash in Kent County Monday, authorities said.

It happened just before 6 p.m. in Courtland Township near Tefft Avenue NE and 14 Miles Road NE.

Authorities say a car, driven by a 21-year-old man of Wyoming, was going westbound and passed a semi that was hauling gravel on the right shoulder. The car lost control and ran off the road, hitting a tree.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman passenger was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where she later died, Michigan State Police said.

The names of the victims are being withheld at this time, authorities said.

Several surrounding agencies assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

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