Thomas Bural Phelps, 71, from Schoolcraft, was injured and his wife, LuAnn Phleps,63, died in a one-vehicle crash in Lowell Township at 2:33 p.m. Sunday. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office reports that Phelps was driving a 2014 Ford Edge southbound on Alden Nash Avenue north of 36th Street when he fell asleep at the wheel, ran off the roadway and struck a tree on the passenger’s side.
LuAnn Phelps, a front seat passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene; Thomas Phelps was transported to Butterworth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, officials said. The couple’s grand daughters, 6 and 3 years old, rear seat passengers, were transported to Devos Children’s Hospital also with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.