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Fatal Crash in Newaygo County, Ensley Township

According to the Michigan State Police, Hart Post a 54-year-old Newaygo man is dead after suffering what police believe to be a medical emergency while driving his vehicle.  Troopers were dispatched to a one-vehicle injury crash on E 128th Street, near Butternut Avenue, in Ensley Township, Newaygo County on Tuesday just after 9:00 p.m.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the fatal crash.

The vehicle drove through several yards, crashing into a fence and power pole.  The vehicle came to a stop just prior to crashing into a residence.

The 54-year-old man was unresponsive on scene.  Witnesses acted quickly pulling the driver out of the vehicle and starting CPR.  The Sand Lake Fire Department and Life EMS were able to reestablish a pulse.  The driver was taken to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids via Life EMS.  The driver was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and the name of the driver is being withheld until family can be notified.


Ludington City Council Meeting Wrap

The Ludington City Council held a meeting Monday night.  All communications issued were passed including the approval of the Gus Macker Tournament, held annually along the Lakeshore.  After a few public comments regarding water issues the Public Utilities gave their 2015 annual reports on utility maintenance, the wastewater plant and the water plant.  The water plant superintendent gave a quick overview and said our water is safe in Ludington.  City Manager, John Shay talked about how well Ludington has tested in the past and possible changes in the future to how frequent test have to be done.

At the end of the meeting there was a change to how the public can comment during a meeting.  The policy has been changed to a three-minute agenda specific period at the open of the meeting.  There will now be a two-minute public comment period at the end of the meeting about any topic.


WMOM News & Sports Flash February 21, 2016


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