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*UPDATE* KCSO Investigates Fatal Car Crash Involving Alcohol - Gaines Township

February 1st, 2021 12:07 pm

Contact: Sgt. Joy Matthews
Email: joy.matthews@kentcountymi.gov
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Ryan Thome
Case Number: 21-104773
Incident Type: Fatal Car Crash

UPDATE on 02/05/2021 at 9:00 AM: The victim has been identified as Ivan Reynaga (21) from Grand Rapids. 


GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Feb. 1, 2021) – The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal car crash involving alcohol in Gaines Township.

On 01/31/2021 at 10:48 PM, deputies from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle car crash on 68th St SE near Paris Ave SE. A 2002 BMW SUV was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and struck a 2005 Dodge Stratus head-on. The driver of the Dodge Stratus, a 21-year-old male from Grand Rapids, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the BMW SUV, a 48-year-old woman from Kentwood, was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Cutlerville Fire Department, Dutton Fire Department, and AMR assisted at the scene. The accident remains under investigation, but alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

If you have any information about the crash, please contact the Kent County Sheriff’s Office at (616) 632-6357 or submit a tip through the KCSO Mobile App. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.