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SL man injured in car vs. pole crash on 148th Avenue

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:41 AM
bvargo@grandhaventribune.com 616-842-6400 ext. 231

 Joel Crouse, 78, was taken by ambulance to Hackley Hospital in Muskegon following the 7:25 a.m. crash., said Sgt. Jon Ditmar of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

 According to witnesses, Crouse was was driving his Toyota Avalon sedan south on 148th Avenue and passed through the 4-way stop at the State Road intersection, Ditmar said. The car went across the center line, off the road and struck a utility pole.

Crouse's air bag did deploy and he was injured, Ditmar said. Crouse was wearing a seatbelt.

Ditmar said officials are still seeking information from any potential witnesses. Call the sheriff's department at 616-738-4025.

The crash is still under investigation.

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