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Fatal Accident - Courtland Township

April 22nd, 2019 9:37 pm

Contact: Sgt. Joel Roon - 616.632.6106
Email: joel.roon@kentcountymi.gov
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Abram
Case Number: 19-120438
Incident Type: Fatal Accident

UPDATE 4/23/2019 10:00 a.m. - Names of the involved parties have been included below.  

COURTLAND Twp, Kent County - Mich:  On Monday April 22, 2019 at around 1800 hours the Kent County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a crash that occurred at the intersection of Tefft Ave and 13 Mile Rd NE in Courtland Township. A 2016 Nissan SUV was being driven south on Tefft Ave by a 68-year- old female from Rockford. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The other vehicle involved was a 2006 Mercury SUV being driven west on 13 Mile Rd by a 44-year-old male from Cedar Springs. He along with an adult passenger and a 9-year-old passenger were transported via ambulance to the hospital for injuries that did not appear life threatening.

The KCSO was assisted by Courtland Township Fire Department, Rockford Ambulance, and Consumers Energy due to power pole being broken. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor at this point of the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates that the at-fault driver is believed to have run the stop sign while heading south on Tefft Ave.  At this particular intersection, 13 Mile Rd has the right of way and does not have a traffic control device. The incident in still under investigation. Next-of-kin is being notified and we expect to release the names of those involved in the morning.


Reporting Officer:  Dep. Donovan
Release Completed By: Dep. Donovan
Approximate Time of Incident: 1756
Township:  Courtland 
Location of Crash: 13 Mile Rd NE/Tefft Ave NE 
Assisting Departments:  Courland Fire, Rockford EMS, Consumers Energy

Vehicle Number: 1
Alcohol/Drugs Contributing Factor? (Yes/No/Unknown): Unk
Make/Model/Year: 2016 Nissan Murano 
Driver/Age: Anne Van Dommelen 68
Driver City/State: Rockford MI 
Injuries: Fatal 
Seatbelt? (Yes/No/Unknown): Unk
Direction of Travel: S/B
Transported By/Hospital: 

Vehicle Number: 2
Alcohol/Drugs Contributing Factor? (Yes/No/Unknown): No
Make/Model/Year: 2006 Mercury Mountaineer
Driver/Age: Bryan Russell 44 
Driver City/State: Cedar Springs, MI 
Injuries: Poss. broken bones 
Seatbelt? (Yes/No/Unknown): unk. 
Direction of Travel: W/B
Transported By/Hospital: Rockford Amb - Spectrum

Name/Age: Leland Russell 9
Passenger City/State: Cedar Springs, MI 
Injuries: Minor 
Seatbelt? (Yes/No/Unknown): unk
Transported By/Hospital: Rockford Amb - Spectrum 

Name/Age: Latrice Russell 38
Passenger City/State: Cedar Springs, MI 
Injuries: Minor 
Seatbelt? (Yes/No/Unknown): Unk 
Transported By/Hospital:  Rockford Amb - Spectrum