Contact: Sgt. Joy Matthews
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Andy Hinds
Case Number: 21-105151
Incident Type: Fatal Car Crash
ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Feb. 3, 2021) – The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal car crash involving speed in Alpine Township.
On 02/03/2021 at 3:44 PM, deputies from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle car crash on Fruit Ridge Ave NW near 9 Mile Rd NW. An SUV was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, a 35-year-old female from Sparta, died at the scene. No other occupants were in the car.
The intersection was closed during the investigation process. The accident remains under investigation, but speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification.