Car Crash Claims life of Woman in Allegan County

WAYLAND, MI – On Thursday November 15th, 2018, shortly before 5:00PM, Allegan County Sheriff’s Officers were dispatched to Patterson Rd. south of 131st Ave. in Wayland Twp. in reference to a personal injury crash.fatal-crash

Upon arrival to the scene first responders began to access injuries. The single occupant of a white Kia was pinned in the vehicle and unresponsive. That driver was determined deceased by medical first responders.

The driver of the Kia is identified as Frances May Engeseth, 77 years old, from the
Delton area.

The other vehicle involved is described as a black Cadillac SUV. Both driver and passenger suffered only minor injuries requiring no medical attention.

According to witnesses the Kia was traveling south on Patterson Rd. while the Cadillac was traveling north. The Kia lost control likely due to slippery road conditions sliding into the northbound lane and was struck on the passenger side by the northbound Cadillac. The Cadillac was unable to avoid the impact due to a guardrail on the northbound side and oncoming traffic in the southbound lane.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Michigan State Police, Wayland EMS, Wayland fire, and the Barry Co Sheriff’s Office.

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