Man, 56, killed in single-car crash near Rockford

Rockford crash update

COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, MICH. - Kent County deputies are investigating a deadly crash near the corner of 14 Mile Court and Northland Drive.

Deputies say an off duty Grand Rapids police officer came upon the accident around 2 a.m., Wednesday, April 12.

Jeffery Alan Peterson, a 56-year-old Courtland Township man was found unresponsive after hitting a tree with his pickup truck. He was the only person in the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name is not being released at this time.

Deputies say alcohol and speed may be factors in the crash that remains under investigation.

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