Michigan State Police Trooper dies one week after accident

DECATUR, Mich. -- Motor Carrier Officer Dennis Myers of the Michigan State Police Paw Paw post passed away just after midnight Tuesday morning after being removed from life support. He was critically injured in a vehicle accident Monday, August 19th.

The crash happened at approximately 11:30 p.m. on County Road 352 near Delta Drive. Myers was westbound on CR352 when the tires of his car dropped onto the shoulder of the road.

Then his car crossed the centerline, left the roadway and overturned.

Myers suffered cardiac arrest, but paramedics were able to re-establish a pulse before he was taken to the hospital.

Myers was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Myers' organs were donated.

He is survived by a wife and two sons.

In 2010, Myers was honored as the Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Officer of the Year.

He started out at the Bridgman post in 2001 and transferred to the Paw Paw post in 2007.

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