GR man injured in rollover crash in Ottawa County

Becky Vargo • Jul 11, 2017 at 1:05 PM

TALLMADGE TWP. — A 61-year-old Grand Rapids man suffered serious injuries in a rollover crash Monday evening on Eighth Avenue south of Leonard Street in Tallmadge Township.

William Kline was pinned inside his 2007 Chrysler Pacifica following the 7:07 p.m. crash. He was not wearing a seat belt, said Sgt. Matt Wildfong of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

An ambulance transported Kline to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids following the crash.

Kline was traveling south on Eighth Avenue when he passed a slow-moving farm vehicle and went through the Leonard Road intersection at a high rate of speed, failing to stop for a stop sign there, Wildfong said.

The car went airborne and Kline lost control of it, Wildfong said. The vehicle went into the ditch and rolled over, pinning the driver inside.

Wright-Tallmadge Township firefighters extricated Kline from his vehicle.

The crash is still under investigation.

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