Marne man ejected in rollover crash dies

A 21-year-old Marne man died following a rollover crash Saturday night.
Becky Vargo
Jul 28, 2014


Officials were notified Sunday night that Evan Westrate had passed away at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

Westrate was driving his Ford pickup truck west on Luce Street about 9:30 p.m., when he lost control on a curve and went off the road about a quarter of a mile west of Eighth Avenue, police said.

The truck re-entered the road, rolled over and ejected the driver into the road, said Capt. Christi Wendt of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

The vehicle continued into the ditch, struck some mailboxes and landed upright, she said.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash, Wendt said.

The crash remains under investigation.



Sounds like the trifecta,two mentioned above plus apparently no seat belts.


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