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Kent County Sheriff's deputies responded to a serious injury accident at 52nd Street and Patterson Avenue in Cascade Township this (Wednesday) morning at 5:55 a.m. according to a sheriff’s media release.

 

A 1999 Chevy Blazer driven by Katherine Elizabeth Mead, 25, of Grand Rapids, was travelling northbound on Patterson Avenue and collided with a southbound 2103 Chevy Cruze driven by Mnasse Testfai Tekle, 33, also from Grand Rapids, who was making a left turn onto 52nd Street, the report said.

 

Mead’s vehicle overturned and she was pinned underneath. First responders were able to extricate her and she was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

 

Tekle and Matthew William Staal, 28, Hastings, a passenger in the Mead vehicle, sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene. The crash  remains under investigation.

 

Kentwood Police, Cascade and Kentwood fire departments and Life Ambulance assisted at the scene.

 

 

 

 

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