John Snyder, 75, and Marlene Snyder, 73, die after their car crosses center line and hits an SUV on M-37 near Caledonia, Michigan

Modified Date: 
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:08am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hastings couple killed in car crash in Kent County

It happened on M-37, just south of Caledonia, closing the road between 100th and 108th Streets.

Pair, 75 and 73, killed after car hits SUV

Several vehicles, including a pickup truck, slid off the road after the collision.

Slushy pavement contributed to crash that killed Hastings couple, deputies say

A Hastings couple died in a two-car crash Wednesday after their car hit a slushy stretch of pavement, veered across the centerline on M-37 and into the path of a SUV.
According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, John Snyder was driving north on M-37, also known as Cherry Valley Avenue, when he lost control of his 1997 Oldsmobile 88LS after running into slush on the shoulder. The Oldsmobile then went back on the road, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 2014 Honda Pilot head-on. The driver of the Honda, a 38-year-old Caledonia man, and his passenger were taken to a local hospital with injuries that were believed to be non-life-threatening. Snyder, 75, and his passenger Marlene Snyder, 73, were pronounced dead at the scene. Icy road conditions may have been a factor in the Wednesday morning crash. What every family needs to know about wrongful death claims When a person dies as the result of a car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, or other kind of accident, family members must deal with the tragedy as best they can. Many decisions need to be made, and a wrongful death claim needs to be filed. In Michigan, a claim can be filed by certain family members, but there are strict requirements and deadlines that must be met. It is crucial to speak with a Michigan wrongful death attorney to get necessary information and advice.  
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
John Snyder
Marlene Snyder
Roadway: 
M-37

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