Update: The deceased driver has been identified as John Lewis Fisk, 41 years old, from Hastings MI.
The Barry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic crash, involving two vehicles, which occurred Monday morning on M-37 Highway near Rork Road in Rutland Twp.
Sgt. Scott Ware said a Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 41 year old Hastings man and a Jeep Wrangler driven by a 48 year old Middleville woman were both traveling north on M-37 when the driver of the Chevrolet pulled on to the shoulder and attempted to make a U-Turn near Rork Road. The Chevrolet pulled into the path of the Jeep. The Jeep struck the Chevrolet on the driver’s side, sending both vehicles into the ditch.
The male driver was found unresponsive. Despite lifesaving efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Middleville female was treated for non-life threating injuries at an area hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.
Michigan DNR, Michigan State Police, Mercy EMS, Thornapple Township EMS, Hastings Fire Department, Barry County Central Dispatch, Goldsworthy’s Towing, MDOT.
Deputy JT Cooper and Sergeant Scott Ware