Battle Creek man, 70, dies in car crash after executing stop sign, police say

CALHOUN COUNTY, MI – A 70-year-old man in Battle Creek died in a two-vehicle crash near Battle Creek on Monday, November 1.

Police responded at 10 a.m. Monday at the intersection of North 30th Street and 6th Avenue in the city of Springfield, according to a press release from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

The 70-year-old was driving east on North 30th Street when he apparently did not stop at a stop sign at the intersection, police said. His vehicle struck a northbound car on 6th Avenue, driven by a 42-year-old man from Battle Creek.

The northbound vehicle overturned and both occupants sustained minor injuries in the crash, police said.

The 70-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and was rushed to Bronson Battle Creek Hospital to be treated for his injuries. Police said the man later died of his injuries.

Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene of the accident by the Springfield Fire and Lifecare ambulance. The accident is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

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