Deputies with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched Wednesday morning to a two-vehicle head on crash on East David Highway between Kelsey Highway and 40 Acre Town Road in Orange Township.
An eastbound Chrysler minivan driven by a 42 year old Ionia woman lost control on the snowy roadway and crossed the centerline, colliding with a westbound Oldsmobile Aurora driven by a 64 year old Portland man who had a 64 year old female passenger in the front seat.
The collision resulted in persons needing to be extricated from their vehicles by the Berlin-Orange Fire Department before being transported from the scene by Life EMS to the Sparrow Ionia Hospital.
The 64 year old female passenger of the Oldsmobile was ultimately transported to Sparrow Main in Lansing, but died shortly after arrival. She is being identified as Judith McCausey Nye, 64, of Portland MI.
The names of the drivers of the two vehicles are not being released at this time, pending further investigation of the accident by Ionia County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigators, and review by the Ionia County Prosecutor’s Office.