Contact: Sgt. Joy Matthews - 616.632.6106
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Matt Hooker
Case Number: 20-144948
Incident Type: Fatal Accident
ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Nov 9, 2020) - On 11/07/2020 at 11:53 PM, deputies from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car crash on Baumhoff Ave NW near 4 Mile Rd NW in Alpine Township after witnesses heard the crash and called 911. Upon arrival on scene, deputies discovered that one car was involved in the crash. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that the car was southbound on Baumhoff Ave NW when the driver lost control and the car went off the road and rolled. The driver, Cable Alexander Butkis, an 18-year-old male from Comstock Park, died at the scene. The passenger of the car, a 17-year-old male from Grand Rapids, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is still being investigated but alcohol and speed may have been a factor.