Baseline/Oak site of crash
From the Newaygo County Sheriff's Office
Deputies from the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence in Wilcox Township on a shots fired complaint. The suspect vehicle was described as a red Dodge Charger. Undersheriff Chad Palmiter observed a vehicle, matching the description of suspect vehicle, traveling eastbound on Baseline Road. The Undersheriff followed the vehicle and confirmed that it was the suspect vehicle. He activated his emergency lights and siren to stop the vehicle at which time the suspect accelerated and failed to stop.
The suspect continued eastbound on East Baseline Road, crossed the centerline east of S. Oak Ave. went off the roadway and struck a tree. The suspect was declared deceased on scene.
The Michigan State Police Hart Post and Sixth District Accident Reconstructionist were requested to conduct the investigation.