Nancy Lyons, Lawrence Hale : “29-year-old suspect charged in crash that killed two in Ross Township”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Suspect Charged in Fatal Ross Township Crash: Two Dead, One Injured

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection to a tragic crash that claimed the lives of two individuals in Ross Township earlier this summer. The incident occurred on August 19 at the intersection of M-89 and 40th Street, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO).

The KCSO reported that both victims, identified as 84-year-old Nancy Lyons from Plainwell and 87-year-old Lawrence Hale from Midland, were pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver involved in the collision sustained serious injuries.

The at-fault driver, 29-year-old Rachael Story from Battle Creek, was apprehended by authorities on Thursday. On Friday, she was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of reckless driving causing death, and two counts of driving a vehicle with a high blood alcohol content resulting in death following a previous conviction. The sheriff’s office confirmed that Story is being held on a $100,000 bond.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information related to the case to contact them at 269-383-8748. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

This devastating incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the potential consequences of driving under the influence. The loss of two lives in this tragic crash is a somber reminder of the need for increased awareness and efforts to prevent such incidents from occurring.

As the legal process moves forward, the community mourns the loss of Lyons and Hale, who were beloved members of their respective communities. Their families and friends are left to grieve the sudden and tragic loss, while also seeking justice for their loved ones.

The KCSO’s diligent investigation and swift action in charging the at-fault driver demonstrate their commitment to ensuring the safety of the community and holding individuals accountable for their actions. It is crucial for everyone to remember the importance of responsible driving and to make conscious choices that prioritize the safety of themselves and others on the road.

This tragic event should serve as a reminder for all individuals to remain vigilant and to never underestimate the potential consequences of reckless behavior behind the wheel. By prioritizing safety and responsible driving, we can work together to prevent such devastating incidents in the future.

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