This was a 3-vehicle crash. One young man and woman were killed, a trucker was injured, and a man has been charged in the deaths of the victims. WZZM has a video on this accident. Use the link below to watch it.
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: Close to 10 at night
City / County / State: Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan
Address: Intersection of Patterson Avenue and 36th Street
1. Andrea Herrera was 20 and lived in Lowell, Michigan.
2. Eric Fisher was 23 and lived in Gaines Township, Michigan.
Eric Walton was the truck driver. He was injured but is expected to survive. Walton is 50 and from Grand Rapids, MI.
Joseph Jay Ford is 27 years old. He is from Wyoming, Michigan (a town in Kent County). Ford was also injured, but he was already released.
Ford collided with the Fisher/Herrera vehicle in the intersection. Both vehicles then collided with Walton’s truck. It was not clear from the reports who had the right of way.
WZZM reports that Ford is charged with two counts of operating while impaired causing death (a type of manslaughter).
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