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Fatal Accident Peach Ridge/21 Mile Rd NW

June 1st, 2019 1:00 pm

Contact: Sgt. Joel Roon - 616.632.6106
Email: joel.roon@kentcountymi.gov
Supervisor Approval: Sgt Wheeler
Case Number: 19-128202
Incident Type: Fatal Accident 

On 06/01/2019 Deputies responded to a two car crash at the intersection of Peach Ridge Ave NW and 21 Mile Rd NW in Tyrone TWP. Initial investigation showed that the vehicle eastbound on 21 Mile failed to yield right of way and struck a vehicle traveling northbound on Peach Ridge. The 74 year old driver of the northbound vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the eastbound vehicle refused treatment at the scene.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Next of kin has been notified. The accident remains under investigation. Personnel from Rockford Ambulance and Kent City Fire Rescue assisted at the scene.

Reporting Officer:  Deputy Ondovcsik
Release Completed By:  Sgt. Wheeler
Approximate Time of Incident: 3:50 p.m. 
Township:  Tyrone
Location of Crash: Peach Ridge Ave NW/21 Mile Rd NW 
Assisting Departments:  Kent City Fire and Rockford Ambulance 

Vehicle Number: 1
Alcohol/Drugs Contributing Factor? (Yes/No/Unknown):  No
Make/Model/Year: 2015 Ford Fusion 
Driver/Age: Thomas Longcore 74
Driver City/State: Kent City, MI 
Injuries: Fatal 
Seatbelt? (Yes/No/Unknown): No 
Direction of Travel: Northbound 
Transported By/Hospital: 

Vehicle Number: 2
Alcohol/Drugs Contributing Factor? (Yes/No/Unknown): No 
Make/Model/Year: 2006 Chevy Impala 
Driver/Age: Joseph Harvatich 33
Driver City/State: White Cloud, MI 
Injuries: Minor 
Seatbelt? (Yes/No/Unknown): Yes 
Direction of Travel:  Eastbound 
Transported By/Hospital: Refused