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Fatal Accident - Pedestrian Struck

April 19th, 2019 7:24 am

Contact: Sgt. Joel Roon - 616.632.6106
Email: joel.roon@kentcountymi.gov
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Roon 
Case Number: 19-119727
Incident Type: Fatal Accident

On 4/19/19 at 0303hours Kent County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious subject call in the area of West River Dr and US 131 on the report of a subject standing in the roadway. Prior to Deputies arriving in the area Kent County Sheriff Dispatch received a second call that a pedestrian in the roadway had been struck by a vehicle. The subject, a 20 year old male from the Rockford area, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. Plainfield Fire, Life Ambulance and the Michigan State Police assisted at the scene.  Names can be released.


Reporting Officer:  Donovan
Release Completed By: Degroot
Approximate Time of Incident: 303
Township:  Plainfield
Location of Crash:  West River/131
Assisting Departments: Plainfield Fire, Life Amb, MSP  

Vehicle Number: 1
Alcohol/Drugs Contributing Factor? (Yes/No/Unknown): No 
Make/Model/Year: 2012 GMC Adadia
Driver/Age: Justin Montgomery 33
Driver City/State: Belmont, MI 
Injuries: minor
Seatbelt? (Yes/No/Unknown):  yes 
Direction of Travel: southbound
Transported By/Hospital: no


Alcohol/Drugs Contributing Factor? (Yes/No/Unknown): Unknown
Make/Model/Year: n/a 
Name/Age: Brett David Riebschleger, 20
Pedestrian City/State: Rockford, MI 
Injuries: Fatal