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2 taken to hospital after multi-vehicle crash

OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two people are in the hospital after a multiple vehicle accident in Oakfield Township.

The accident occurred on 14 Mile Road at Lincoln Lake Road around 2 p.m. Sunday.

According the the Kent County Sheriff's Office, multiple people were pinned in their vehicles.

Man, 58, killed after crashing into tree

OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- One man is dead after slamming his car into a tree in Kent County Tuesday morning.

Michigan State Police troopers arrived on scene shortly after 10:30 a.m. and found the victim pinned inside off the car on M57 near Old 14 Mile Road.

Scott Vernon, 58 of Greenville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates Vernon was driving eastbound in a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt on M57 when he crossed the center line, drove off the north side of the road and crashed into a tree.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Kent County Sheriff's Department and the Oakfield Township Fire Department.

The accident remains under investigation.

If you have any information, please call Tpr. Ehrke at the MSP Rockford Post at (616) 866-4411.

Head-on crash sends two men to hospital

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two people went to the hospital after a head on-crash near Belding Wednesday.

A car and a minivan hit collided in the 8300 block of Storey Road. The minivan flipped over and landed on its top.

Because of the severity of his injuries, the driver of the car was flown to Spectrum Health by Aero Med. The driver of the mini van was taken to the hospital in Greenville to treat his injuries.

Storey Road was closed for a time, but is now reopened to traffic.

2 seriously hurt in crash at Lincoln Lake Ave. & 17 Mile Rd.

SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two drivers were seriously hurt in a crash Monday morning in northeastern Kent County.

The accident happened just before 8 a.m. at Lincoln Lake Avenue and 17 Mile Road.

A man in a pick-up truck and another in a GMC Jimmy SUV were pinned inside and hospitalized.

The intersection was closed for a brief time Monday morning, it has since reopened.

DeVos Place is Celebrating 10 Years with an Open House for Everyone

DeVos Place is Celebrating 10 Years with an Open House for Everyone

DeVos Place, West Michigan’s Premier Entertainment Destination in Grand Rapids, MI. is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a celebration for everyone. This event takes place Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10am – 5pm.

This event will feature a Ferris wheel, carousel, fun, family activities and games, prizes, mascots and much more! Parking will be free under the convention center (as space allows) during the event.

The first 10,000 people inside the doors will received a FREE hot dog and Pepsi. Entertainment will feature music and entertainment from bands, Jump with Jill, a magician and more. You might be the winner of one of the gift cards or concert tickets to be given away hourly.

From 10am – 5pm the Northeast Stage will present acts from Alysha Sha, Jump with Jill, Freehand GR, Gabriel Estrada III “ El Charro Del Norte”, Jeremy Verwys, Lefty Malone and The Diemakers.

ChoiceOne Bank awards Scholarship Money

ChoiceOne Bank awards Scholarship Money

ChoiceOne Bank awarded scholarships to seniors from 11 different high schools again this year including Sparta, Kent City, Rockford, Cedar Springs, Kenowa Hills, Eggleston, Oakridge, Ravenna, Newaygo, Coopersville and Grant. One senior from each school won a $500 scholarship after writing a 300 word essay, “What does your community mean to you?”

“We value the youth in our communities,” said James Bosserd, President and CEO of ChoiceOne Bank. “It is our hope that our students return to their roots to raise their families once they have completed their college studies and grow their businesses. This scholarship contest helps our youth to think about the importance of community, especially as they graduate from high school. It’s a local thing.”

Included in this article are just 5 of the 11 students who received scholarship money. Congratulations to all students who participated.

MDOT study: Rumble strips reduce accident deaths by 50%

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- New numbers show that a loud, startling warning for drivers to stay in their lane is dramatically improving safety on Michigan roads. A Michigan Department of Transportation study shows that where they're present, rumble strips have cut traffic fatalities and injuries in half.

Like thunder on the road, drivers have heard the noise and started paying attention.

"It gives you a little jolt to say, 'Hey, you're doing something wrong -- get back in your lane,'" said MDOT communications representative John Richard.

The latest numbers on rumble strips speak for themselves. A new, comprehensive study between MDOT and Wayne State University shows a dramatic drop in accidents, injuries, and fatalities on roads with rumble strips.