Kalamazoo, MI: On December 31, 2011, at 2:39 am, Kalamazoo Public Safety responded with the Kalamazoo County Sheriffs Dept. and the Oshtemo Township Fire Dept. to a single vehicle accident. The 24 year old Gobles resident was traveling Southbound on 12th street from Parkview, lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree head on. The responding officers had to extricate the lone occupant from the vehicle.
Unfortunately the driver died from his injuries, the results of the investigation found speed was a factor. Kalamazoo Public Safety Department notified the next of kin and sends its condolences to the family. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.KalamazooSilentObserver.com
By authority of: Lt. Vernon Coakley
Date: December 31, 2011
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Webster 337-8140