Police don’t seek charges in fatal Gun Plain Township crash

Daniel Pepper

Police have decided not to seek criminal charges in a fatal crash that killed a Kalamazoo County man and injured two others.
The crash happened Thursday, Sept. 14, about 9:30 p.m. on 10th Street near 110th Avenue north of Plainwell. A northbound vehicle hit a trailer and vehicle which were stopped along the side of the road, killing Theodore Michael Cole, 34, of Kalamazoo.
The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office completed a reconstruction of the accident.
Undersheriff Mike Larsen said, “No charges will be filed due to the inability to find any violations by the driver and the trailer being over the fog line and in the lane of travel.”
The heavy flatbed trailer was disabled on the side of the road. Police said it appeared the northbound vehicle’s driver didn’t see it.
Another man seriously injured in the crash was standing on the trailer when it was struck.
Contact Dan Pepper at dpepper@allegannews.com or at (269) 673-5534.


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