A young New York woman was killed and a St. Johns man injured in a two-car crash at 6:04 a.m. tuesday morning at the intersection of David and Keefer highways in Orange Township, according to an Ionia County Sheriff’s media release.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Honda Civic driven by a 20-year-old woman from New York was traveling north bound on Keefer Highway when she disregarded the stop sign at David Highway.
A Dodge Ram 2500 pickup driven by Kevin Coffman, 28, from St. Johns, was westbound on David Highway; his pickup struck the Honda on the passenger side. The 20-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Coffman was transported to Sparrow Ionia Hospital for his injuries.
The identity of the woman is not being released at this time to allow family to be notified. Seatbelts were in use at the time of the crash; alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor.
Berlin/Orange Fire Department, Ionia County Central Dispatch, Portland Ambulance, Lehman’s Funeral Home, and Reed and Hoppes Towing assisted sheriff’s deputies on scene.