Police: Woman dies after driver runs stop sign in Walker

WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman was killed and a man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Walker Thursday night.

Police say a Ford Freestyle on North Park Street was attempting to turn left onto Mill Creek Avenue NE when it was hit on the passenger side by a Mercedes Benz just after 9 p.m.

Investigators believe the driver of the Mercedes did not stop for the stop signs that were placed at the intersection due to the closure of West River Drive.

A passenger in the Ford, identified as 48-year-old Melissa Lynn Farr-Barnhart from Comstock Park, was pinned in and had to be extricated by the Walker Fire Department.

She suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital where she later died.

The driver of the Ford, a 48-year-old man, was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 26-year-old Grand Rapids man, and a 21-year-old woman who was in the passenger seat received minor injuries.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to police. The crash remains under investigation and will be forwarded to the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office for possible charges.