MSP: 1 dead after crash near Rockford

Kent County

CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One person has died and three others were injured after a crash near Rockford Tuesday.

The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. in Cannon Township on Belding Road at Kitson Drive, near Ramsdell Drive.

A GMC truck driving westbound on Belding Road crossed the centerline and hit an Acura MDX that was going eastbound, Michigan State Police said.

The GMC truck overturned and caught fire. The 25-year-old woman driver of Belding was pinned inside the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene, MSP said. The passenger in the vehicle, a 30-year-old man of Belding, was able to get out of the truck. He was hospitalized with injuries that are not life threatening.

The driver of the Acura, a 66-year-old man of West Bloomfield, was in the car with his 1-year-old grandchild. They were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The truck had been reported stolen out of Ionia County the previous day, MSP said.

Drugs and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Belding Road closed for several hours due to the crash but has since reopened, the Michigan Department of Transportation tweeted.

Several surrounding agencies responded to the scene.

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