On July 22, 2021 at approximately 4:45 pm, Deputies from the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to E 8th St near S Thornapple Ave, Everett Township on a report of a truck vs tree crash.
Upon arrival on scene Deputies found that the driver of the pickup truck was eastbound on E 8th St when the truck crossed over the centerline and struck a tree.
The driver of the pickup truck was identified as a 18-year-old female from White Cloud. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger of the pickup truck was identified as a 14-year-old female from Indiana. She was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids with non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident remains under investigation by the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police, White Cloud Police Department, White Cloud and Big Prairie Fire Departments, Newaygo County Central Dispatch and Jerry’s Towing.