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Hope Twp Fatal Crash


Greg Chandler

Staff Writer

            A 29-year-old Delton man is dead after his sport utility vehicle crashed in Hope Township over the weekend.

            Benjamin Stenger was killed in the crash just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, Nov. 2, on Keller Road near Otis Lake Road.

            An investigation by the Barry County Sheriff's Department showed Stenger was westbound on Keller when his SUV ran off the road and struck a tree. Stenger was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, Sgt. T.J. Heald of the sheriff's department said.

            Speed has been cited as a possible factor in the crash, which remains under investigation by the sheriff's department. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor, Heald said.

            Assisting the sheriff's department at the scene were Barry Township police, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement unit, Michigan State Police, Delton Fire Department, Orangeville Fire Department, Mercy EMS and Barry County central dispatch.



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