One killed in car vs. tree crash in Muskegon County

Becky Vargo • Mar 12, 2019 at 11:07 AM

HOLTON TWP. — One person died in a single-vehicle crash late Monday night in Muskegon County’s Holton Township, according to the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office.

A passerby reported at about 11 p.m. that a vehicle had struck a tree on East Holton-Whitehall Road near Whetmire Road. The only occupant of the vehicle was not conscious and was pinned inside the smashed vehicle, police said.

The initial investigation showed that the vehicle was traveling east, exited the road with no signs of braking and struck the tree.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was being withheld pending family notification.

The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation.

Assisting at the scene were the Michigan State Police, Holton Fire Department and Pro Med Ambulance.

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