2 hurt in Crockery intersection crash

(UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday) The drivers of two vehicles that collided at the intersection of 144th Avenue and State Road on Monday afternoon were taken to North Ottawa Community Hospital where they were treated and released. Police said they are both Nunica residents and were the only occupants of the two vehicles.
Mark Brooky
Mar 27, 2012


A neighbor of the woman involved in the crash said she lived in the Country Villa Apartments, on the southeast corner of the intersection.

"I was sitting in my apartment and I heard a loud bang," said the neighbor, Ken D'Oyly. "There's a lot of accidents here."

Police said Katlynn Duffey, 20, was driving a white 2000 Hyundai Elantra north on 144th Avenue, when she slowed for the stop sign at State Road and pulled into the path of a pickup truck traveling east on State. The crash happened at about 4 p.m.

Motorists on 144th have a stop sign at State, but motorists on State do not stop.

"They need to make this a four-way stop or put a traffic light up for it," D'Oyly said of the intersection.

Duffey and the driver of the 2005 Chevy Silverado pickup truck, 63-year-old Donavan Potter, were taken by ambulance to North Ottawa Community Hospital. Sgt. Jon Ditmar of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department said early Monday evening that both were listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Ditmar said Duffey was cited for being at fault for the car crash.

The Crockery Township Fire-Rescue Department and NOCH paramedics assisted at the scene, Ditmar said.


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