Ottawa Co. man killed in early morning crash

Ottawa County

OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities have identified the man who died after his car went off the road and struck a tree in Ottawa County early Friday morning.

It happened around 3:15 a.m. on Port Sheldon Street west of 96th Avenue in Olive Township, north of Zeeland.

Charles Gallup, 22, of West Olive, was driving westbound on Port Sheldon Street when his vehicle veered off the road and flipped before hitting a tree, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Gallup, who was wearing a seat belt, was pinned inside the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, a news release said. He was the only person inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Port Sheldon Street was closed between 96th and 104th avenues for nearly three hours while authorities investigated and worked to clear the scene. The road has since reopened.

Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation, sheriff’s authorities said.

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