On October 3, 2020, at approximately 9:48pm, the Hastings Police Department responded to E. State Rd near the Hastings City Limits to an accident which involved a car fully engulfed in fire. The accident investigation shows that an eastbound vehicle driven by Heather Lynn Wright 35 years old of Nashville crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle driven by a 37 year old Allegan man. The eastbound vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, immediately burst into flames. The three occupants in the westbound vehicle, including a 2 year old, were immediately evacuated from the vehicle by responding Officer’s and were transported to Pennock Hospital for minor injuries.
The driver of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Heather Lynn Wright and the passenger, David Jay Wright 37 years old, both of Nashville, were both declared deceased at the accident scene.
Hastings Police were assisted by the Michigan State Police, Barry County Sheriff’s Department, Hastings Fired Department and Barry County Central Dispatch.