Byron Center man killed in wrong-way crash

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BRUCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man from Byron Center was killed in a three-vehicle crash that happened Thursday afternoon on the east side of the state.

Dick Allen Versendaal, 76, was killed when his SUV hit a pickup truck around 3:30 p.m. on Van Dyke Avenue in Bruce Township, which is about 40 miles north of Detroit.

Witnesses said Versendaal was driving the wrong way on the street when hit the pickup head-on, according to Michigan State Police.

The driver of the pickup, 57-year-old Wendy Ann Knight-Goboly of Leonard, Mich., was also killed in the wreck, and a 3-year-old boy in the pickup was seriously hurt, police said.

The third vehicle involved in the wreck was behind Knight-Goboly’s pickup. The driver of that car was possibly injured, police said.

Investigators said alcohol didn’t appear to be a factor in the crash, and not everyone in the vehicles involved were wearing seat belts.

Further details on the crash weren’t released.

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