Hesperia man driving stolen pickup truck crashes, flees on foot.

June 20, 2022

Hesperia man driving stolen pickup truck crashes, flees on foot.

NEWFIELD TOWNSHIP — A 24-year-old Hesperia man allegedly driving a stolen pickup truck ran from the scene of a two-vehicle crash that injured the other driver on South 192nd Avenue near Yonker Road Thursday, June 16, around 8 p.m., according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report.

The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that the man was driving east on Yonker Road “failed to stop at the stop sign at South 192nd Avenue,” states the report. It collided with a 2015 Buick Encore driven by a 22-year-old Walkerville woman who was northbound on 192nd Avenue. The woman was injured and transported by Life EMS to Spectrum Health Gerber Hospital in Fremont.

The crash disabled both vehicles, “sending them off of the roadway northeast of the intersection,” states the report. The suspect then fled the scene on foot, and it was determined that the pickup truck was stolen. After he was captured by a sheriff’s deputy in Newaygo County, the man was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Oceana County and on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

The truck was later towed to the Norton Shores Police Department.

The woman was wearing a seat belt, and it is unknown if the man was.

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional charges of failure to report an accident and possession of a stolen vehicle. 

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