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18-year-old dies in two-car collision

An 18-year-old former Newaygo High School student died in a crash on Thursday evening northeast of Newaygo.

Jesse Boland of Kalamazoo was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Pine Ave. and 48th Street. At the scene, deputies found two vehicles off the southeast corner of the intersection that have been involved in the crash.

Two other people were injured and taken to the hospital.

Police said that their investigation indicated that a southbound vehicle ran a stop sign and collided with an eastbound vehicle. The incident remained under investigation at press time.

 

Sheriff deputies were assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police and several local fire departments.

 

 


 

 

Explosion and fire erupt as police approach meth suspect

Police officers investigating a suspected methamphetamine cooking operation saw a house burst into flames following an explosion inside the home in Sheridan Township.

Early Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, investigators from the Central Michigan Enforcement Team, with help from the Michigan State Police and the Newaygo County Sheriff Department, were preparing to execute a search warrant at the home in Sitka, on 96th Street between Dickinson Ave. and Maple Island Road, when they saw people leaving the house.

According to a police report, the departing people told police that the suspect listed on the search warrant was still inside.

Police tried to ask the suspect to come outside, but as they were trying to make contact, the house burst into flames after an explosion inside.

No police officers were in or near the residence at the time of the explosion and none of them were injured.

The suspect was found in the debris field and was transported to the hospital. The suspect’s name and medical condition had not been released by press time.

A State Police fire investigator was called to the scene.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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