UPDATE:The Barry County Sheriff’s Office has identified the driver of a vehicle in a fatal traffic crash Saturday night as Joshua Michael Allerding, 23, of Hastings. Allerding was arrested and has been charged with Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death.
ORIGINAL STORY: Hastings woman dies when driver loses control, goes into water
Camilia Ray, 29, of Hastings, was pronounced dead at a local hospital after being trapped in a partially submerged vehicle on M-43 near Cloverdale Road in Hope Township. The Barry County Sheriff’s Office reports an as yet unidentified 23-year-old Hastings man lost control of his vehicle on a curve and it overturned into the water at 11:33 p.m. Saturday. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, deputies said.
Investigators were Sgt. Timothy Stevens and deputies Randy Volosky, Barry Brandt and Scott Ware.
Delton Fire Department, Barry Township Police, Michigan State Police, Lansing Mercy Ambulance Service, Michigan Department of Transportation and Barry County Central Dispatch assisted deputies.
Photo: Joshua Allerding
(Photo supplied by Barry County Sheriff's Office)