Friend: Gate malfunction could have caused train accident
HARTFORD TOWNSHIP - Questions are being raised about a deadly train crash in Van Buren County. A 19-year-old Coloma man, Zac Zellmer, died around 9 p.m. Tuesday night when a train hit his car at a crossing near the intersection of 52nd Avenue and County Road 687 in Hartford Township.
“What was making you in such a damn hurry? We’re going to miss him,” says Julianna Flaherty. She is one of a handful of friends today remembering Zellmer, a Lake Michigan Catholic High School graduate.