NEWAYGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chad Palmiter, Undersheriff
October 15, 2018(231) 689-7303
On October 15th, 2018, at approximately 5:36 AM, Deputies of the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection East 120th Street and South Walnut Avenue, in Grant Township, for the report of two vehicle accident.
Upon arriving on scene Deputies found that a pick-up truck, being driven Southbound on Walnut Avenue, had not stopped at the intersection of 120th Street. This pick-up truck collided with a commercial vehicle (box truck) being driven Eastbound on 120th Street.
The driver of the pick-up truck, Richard Wright, 52 years old of Grant, was fatally injured and pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the commercial vehicle, Brett Crowley, 49, of Montague, was transported to Gerber Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
The accident remains under investigation by the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, however, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Ashland-Grant Fire Department, Sand Lake Fire Department, Life Ambulance, and the Newaygo Police Department.