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1 killed when pickup travels into oncoming semi's path


SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- One person is dead after a crash between a semi and a pickup truck on M-37 in northern Kent County.

Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, emergency crews were called to M-37 north of 15 Mile Road. A northbound pickup truck coming out of a curve went across the center line and into the path of an oncoming, southbound semi truck. The pickup's driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The semi's driver was not hurt.

The semi caught fire and leaked diesel fuel after the crash, but crews were able to put the fire out within a half-hour.

The crash is still under investigation. The road re-opened just after 3 a.m. Saturday.

Halloween Carnival on Saturday

Halloween Carnival on Saturday

Community families are invited to a fun experience on Halloween this Saturday, October 31 in Sparta!

From 11am – 1pm on Saturday, the Sparta Fire Department will showcase kid’s games, arts & crafts, along with Trick or Treat goodies. Don’t forget to wear your spooky or sweet character costume for a whole lot of entertaining fun.

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

If your family likes carving pumpkins and hiking lit pumpkin trails, Kent City is the place to be.

Registered guests are welcome on Friday, October 30th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm to the Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City. Pumpkin carving takes place from 5-6:30pm and guided pumpkin lit hikes are scheduled promptly for 7:00pm & 7:45pm.

Crafts on the Ridge

Crafts on the Ridge

This crafty event on the Ridge, offers one of a kind gift ideas for the upcoming holidays!

Fall is upon us & it’s that time of year again to make plans to check out the creations of talented crafters. Besides the many craft booths, there will also be baked goods galore & concession. 

Visit Mamrelund Lutheran Church located at 4085 Lutheran Church Road in Kent City, Michigan on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00am-2:00pm for this fun event.

Call: (616)887-8873 or visit www.mamrelund.weebly.com for more information.

Crash kills 1, injures 4 in Kent County


ALPINE TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - One person is dead and four others injured after two car accident in Alpine Twp. Saturday afternoon. It happened shortly after 1:30 on Fruit Ridge Ave. near 9 Mile Rd.

Kent County investigators say Kimberly Voorhees(48) crossed the center line to avoid hitting a slower moving vehicle. Her 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix then hit a 2005 GMC Sierra Pick-up driven by Troy Guerra(35) of Sparta.

Voorhees died from her injuries at an area hospital, Guerra and his three passengers are being treated for minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.


MSP: 1 killed in rollover crash near Sparta


SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan State Police have reopened a northwest Kent County highway after a deadly overnight crash.

It happened around 1:45 a.m. Friday at the intersection of M-37 and O'Connor Street, north of the village of Sparta.

Troopers say a 50-year-old Belmont man was killed in the single-vehicle rollover crash. The man was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from his 1994 Chevrolet pickup.

There were foggy conditions in the area at the time of the crash, with limited visibility. Investigators are not saying if that was a factor in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.


Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

October is upon us and it’s that favorite time of year to experience the incredible flavors of fall. There are 20 farms throughout Kent County participating and it’s a great family opportunity to visit these farms & farm markets.

At The Barn - 8183 Herrington Avenue NE, Belmont, MI

Blok Orchard - 6365 4 Mile Road NE, Ada, MI

Bos Greenhouse & Farm- 1674 Spaulding Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm - 3025 6 Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI