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*UPDATE* KCSO Investigates Fatal Car Crash on West River Dr NE - Plainfield Township

April 29th, 2021 10:49 pm

Contact: Sgt. Joy Matthews
Email: joy.matthews@kentcountymi.gov
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Andy Kozal
Case Number: 21-119101
Incident Type: Fatal Car Crash

UPDATE on 05/03/2021 at 10:10 AM: The 9-year-old occupant in the not at-fault vehicle sustained a broken nose. Alcohol was a factor in the crash.


PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (April 29, 2021) – The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal car crash in Plainfield Township.

On 04/29/2021 at 5:58 PM, deputies from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle car crash on West River Dr NE between Samrick Ave NE and Rogue River Rd NE. A Dodge Stratus was traveling westbound when it lost control, crossed the centerline, and struck a Kia Sorento head-on. The driver of the Dodge Stratus, Joey Thomas Jackson, a 26-year-old male from Byron Center, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Kia Sorento, a 40-year-old woman from Comstock Park, and a 2-year-old were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, along with a 9-year-old that sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Plainfield Fire Department and Rockford Ambulance assisted at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.