Bremen woman dies following crash in Michigan

Photo courtesy: Michigan State Police Wayland Post Photo courtesy: Michigan State Police Wayland Post

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. – A Bremen woman has died after suffering injuries in a crash in Allegan County on Saturday, Michigan State Police reported.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Wayland Post responded to the scene of a four-vehicle traffic crash that happened at around 2:30 p.m. on southbound U.S. 131 near mile marker 55 in Martin Township.

Preliminary investigations, including witness statements, reveal that the driver of a Chevy Tahoe was seen traveling at a high rate of speed south on U.S. 131 and rear-ended a Mercury passenger car that was stopped on the roadway due to congestion caused by construction, according to reports.

The driver of the Mercury passenger car, identified as 65-year-old Diana Thornton of Bremen, suffered life-threatening injuries.

Thornton was taken to the hospital where she later died.

The driver of the Tahoe, a 35-year-old Kalamazoo man, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Two other vehicles stopped on the road were also involved in the crash due to the chain reaction from the Tahoe’s initial impact, reports said.

Neither the drivers nor the occupants of the other two vehicles suffered life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

Occupants from all involved vehicles were wearing seatbelts, according to reports.

This crash remains under investigation pending lab analysis and prosecutor’s review.

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