Dog dies in crash.

October 7, 2019

Dog dies in crash.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

GRANT TOWNSHIP – A family’s dog died from injuries sustained in a four-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5, on Oceana Drive between New Era and Rothbury, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

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Five people were transported by Life EMS to Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus in Muskegon shortly after 2 p.m. following the accident, according to Oceana County Sheriff’s Deputy John Fraass.

A northbound 2019 Chevrolet Trax transporting a family of four was rear-ended by a 2014 Jeep Compass driven by an 80-year-old Hesperia woman, according to the sheriff’s office accident report released Monday, Oct 7.

The Chevrolet Trax was attempting to turn left onto Tonawanda Trail when it was struck by the Jeep. Two southbound vehicles – a 2001 Volkswagon Jetta and a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup truck – were trying to avoid the crash, which caused both vehicles to swerve and roll over on opposite sides of Oceana Drive, the deputy said.

The Chevrolet Trax that was rear-ended in the primary crash was driven by a 34-year-old Muskegon man. His passengers were a 24-year-old Muskegon woman and two children, ages 4 and 7, along with the dog. The Compass had no passengers.

An 18-year-old Muskegon man was driving the pickup truck and was the sole occupant of the vehicle. An 18-year-old Whitehall man was driving the Jetta with two passengers – an 18-year-old Whitehall man and an 18-year-old Muskegon woman. The four people involved in the secondary crashes were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Fraass said.

Oceana Drive was closed from Arthur Road to Cleveland Road in the vicinity of the crash.

The two children were properly restrained in their car seats, and all of the adults were wearing seatbelts, according to the report. Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the crash, the report states.

Responding to the scene were the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Shelby Police Department, Life EMS, Grant Township Fire Department and Grant Township Rescue.

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