VERGENNES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Lincoln Lake Avenue and 3 Mile Road Friday morning.
Deputies from the Kent County Sheriff's Office responded shortly before 5 a.m. to the 3000 block of Lincoln Lake Avenue. The passenger of the vehicle — Shane Newton, 20, of Greenville — was unresponsive. The driver — Nikolas Johnson, 22, of Greenville, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Efforts to save Newton were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say Johnson was not wearing his seat belt and it is unknown if Newton was at the time of the crash.
An initial investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling southbound on Lincoln Lake Avenue when it drifted over the centerline, crossed over the northbound lanes and left the roadway before striking a driveway culvert.
Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, but the accident remains under investigation.
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