A traffic crash Thursday morning claimed the life of Chris Allen Koster, the Police Chief of the Village of Nashville. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Koster died as a result of injuries sustained in the single-vehicle accident that occurred on North 32nd Street, north of EB Avenue in Richland Township
Koster, who was 59, lived in Plainwell. It is believed he was on his way to work Thursday morning when his vehicle went off the roadway around 8:30am, striking a tree. No other passengers were in Koster’s vehicle at the time of the crash.
Koster has been the Nashville police chief since April, 2015. The village office was closed Thursday after officials and staff learned of his death. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this incident. The accident remains under investigation by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office.