The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer involved traffic crash which occurred Friday at approximately 3:50 AM on M40 Hwy in Valley Township. At this time the crash remains under investigation and a cause for the crash has not been determined.
The officer was northbound on M40 Hwy when the vehicle left the right side of the roadway and struck the end of a guardrail. It then went into the ditch next to the guardrail and struck several smaller trees causing extensive damage to the vehicle. The officer was wearing his seatbelt and airbags were deployed leaving the officer with no injuries. The officer was sent to a local hospital to be checked over but was released a short time later. The officer is home resting and we are waiting for a cause determination before any further action is taken.