UPDATE: The driver who died in a traffic crash on Patterson Road Thursday has been identified by the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office as Frances May Engeseth, 77, from the Delton area.
ORIGINAL STORY: Allegan County Sheriff deputies responded to a personal injury crash at Patterson Road, south of 131st Avenue, in Wayland Township late Thursday afternoon, according to a sheriff’s media release.
First Responders determined the single occupant of a Kia pinned in the vehicle was deceased. The driver and passenger in the other vehicle involved, a Cadillac SUV, suffered minor injuries and needed no medical attention, the release said.
According to witnesses, the Kia, traveling south on Patterson Road, lost control, likely due to slippery road conditions, slid into the northbound lane where it was struck on the driver’s side by the northbound Cadillac.
The Cadillac was unable to avoid the impact due to a guardrail on the northbound side and oncoming traffic in the southbound lane, officials said.
The name of the deceased woman, in her 70’s, is being withheld pending notification of family.
Michigan State Police, Wayland EMS, Wayland Fire Department and Barry County Sheriff’s Office assisted Allegan sheriff’s deputies.