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Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
Friday September 6th, 2019 :: 08:24 a.m. EDT


Two-car Fatal Car Crash


SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Two-car Fatal Car Crash

DATE AND TIME: Approximately 4:21 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

LOCATION: Johnson Road south of Sidney Road, Montcalm Township.


Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two-car crash with injuries on Johnson Road south of Sidney Road at approximately 4:21 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

The investigation revealed that Ruby Hardin, age 63 from Gowen, was traveling southbound on Johnson Road in a 2007 Chrysler Town and County while Seth Davis, age 18 from Gowen, was traveling northbound in a 2012 Dodge Charger. Hardin approached a curve in the road, which she failed to negotiate, and crossed the center of the road hitting Davis’ vehicle head-on.

Davis sustained minor injuries and sought his own treatment. Hardin was unconscious at the scene and was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services where she was pronounced deceased.

Both drivers wore seat belts and speed do not appear to have been a factor. The crash remains under investigation.

Also assisting with the crash were Montcalm County Central Dispatch, Montcalm Township Fire, and Michigan State Police.


Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
659 North State Street
Stanton, MI 48888

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 989-831-7590

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