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UPDATE:The Barry County Sheriff''s Office has identified the man who died in a Wednesday crash as Philip Hanshaw, 58, from Union City. Rebecca Roush, in the other vehicle in the crash, is listed as 74 years old.

 

ORIGINAL STORY: The Barry County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that deputies responded to a two-car fatal accident on Banfield Road north of Baseline Road in Johnstown Township at 3:25 p.m. today.

 

Preliminary investigation showed the southbound vehicle, a 2006 Saturn Ion, crossed the center line and struck a northbound 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer.  The driver of the southbound vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the deceased will not be released until family has been notified.

 

The driver of the northbound vehicle, identified as Rebecca Rouse of Delton, was transported by LifeCare Ambulance to Bronson Hospital, in Kalamazoo for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

 

Johnstown and Bedford township fire departments, LifeCare Ambulance, Barry County Central Dispatch and Barry County MEI Tom Wodarek assisted at the scene.

 

Deputy Robert Fueri, Accident Reconstructionist Deputy Scott Ware and Deputy Rose O’Grady are the investigators. Released by Sgt. Jason Sixberry/Undersheriff Matt Houchlei

 

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