Posted on Jul 08, 2024

Crash in Thornapple Township leaves 1 driver dead, 1 injured

THORNAPPLE TOWNSHIP, MI - The Barry County Sheriff's Office said a collision in Thornapple Township on Sunday afternoon left one driver dead and another injured.

According to WWMT, a driver making a turn from Gackler Road onto Cherry Valley Road failed to yield to an oncoming car that had the right of way shortly before 3 p.m.  The two cars crashed and both went up in flames.

The driver of the first vehicle, a 58-year-old Middleville man, was pronounced dead after being flown to an area hospital.  The other driver remains hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.