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KCSO Investigates Fatal Car Crash Involving Two Vehicles - Solon Township

August 30th, 2021 8:17 am

Contact: Sgt. Joy Matthews
Email: joy.matthews@kentcountymi.gov
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Ryan Wheeler
Case Number: 21-140602
Incident Type: Fatal Car Crash

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (August 30, 2021) – The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal car crash involving two vehicles in Solon Township.

On 08/29/2021 at 7:40 PM, deputies from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Algoma Ave N.E. and 20 Mile Rd N.E on a crash involving two vehicles. A Ford F350 was traveling westbound on 20 Mile Rd N.E. when it failed to stop at the stop sign and struck a northbound Buick Envision.

The driver of the Buick Envision, Jack Behrens (73) from Sparta, and the passenger, Patricia Behrens (74) from Sparta, died as a result of the crash. The driver of the Ford F350 was transported to Spectrum Butterworth with non-life-threatening injuries.

Solon Fire Department, Cedar Springs Fire Department, and Rockford Ambulance assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation; however, alcohol is believed to be a factor.