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Fatal Accident - Lowell Township

November 1st, 2019 10:29 am

Contact: Lt. Joel Roon - 616.632.6106
Email: joel.roon@kentcountymi.gov
Supervisor Approval: Lt. Roon
Case Number: 19-157914
Incident Type:  Fatal Accident 

LOWELL Township, Kent County - Shortly before 5:00 a.m. deputies responded to a single vehicle accident in the 3000 Block of Lincoln Lake Ave.  Responding personnel arrived on scene and found the passenger of the vehicle unresponsive and the driver with minor injuries.  Resuscitiation efforts on the passenger were unsuccessful.  

Initial investigation indicates that the vehicle was travelling southbound on Lincoln Lake Ave 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 this crash, however the accident remains under investigation.  

Deputies were assisted by Lowell Fire and Rockford Ambulance.  The driver of the vehicle was transported to United Memorial Hospital in Greenville by Rockford Ambulance.

Reporting Officer:  Deputy Stanton 
Release Completed By: Lt. Roon 
Approximate Time of Incident: 4:59 a.m. 
Township:  Lowell
Location of Crash: 3000 Block of Lincoln Lake Ave 
Assisting Departments:  Lowell Fire, Rockford Amb

Vehicle Number: 1
Alcohol/Drugs Contributing Factor? (Yes/No/Unknown): No
Make/Model/Year: 2010 Ford Fusion 
Driver/Age: Nikolas Johnson (22)
Driver City/State: Greenville, MI 
Injuries: Minor 
Seatbelt? (Yes/No/Unknown): No
Direction of Travel: Southbound
Transported By/Hospital:  UMH Greenville 

Name/Age: Shane Newton (20)
Passenger City/State:  Greenville, MI 
Injuries: Fatal 
Seatbelt? (Yes/No/Unknown): Unk
Transported By/Hospital: N/A