Charges Filed in Allegan County Crash

Charges Filed in Allegan County Crash

A man has been arraigned after an Allegan County crash that has one person in critical condition.

On March 31st, deputies were called to the intersection of 43rd Street and 118th Avenue in Valley Township, northwest of Allegan. A pick-up truck and a passenger car collided in the intersection after the driver of the pick-up truck missed a yield sign.

The driver of the passenger car, Benjamin Woodward of Portage, had to be pulled from the vehicle. He was taken to the Allegan General Hospital and transferred to a Kalamazoo Hospital, where he is still listed as being in critical condition.

Further investigation of the crash found the driver of the pick-up truck, 32-year-old Adam Lee Tencate of Pullman MI (pictured) had been driving faster than the 55mph speed limit on 43rd St. According to a press release, there were multiple vehicle defects that prevented the truck from making a complete stop at the higher speeds.

Tencate was arraigned on the charge of Reckless Driving Causing Serious Injury.

WOOD-TV reports Woodward was on duty as a Children’s Protective Services worker at the time of the crash, and was driving a state-owned vehicle.


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