Police: Alcohol played role in deadly Kzoo Co. crash

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) –- Police are investigating a deadly single vehicle crash in Kalamazoo County.

Authorities say a car driven by Katherine Lipka, 66, went off the road on 9th Street near GH Avenue in Oshtemo Township and hit a tree.

The crash was reported at 8:50 a.m. Sunday but investigators believe the crash occurred sometime overnight Saturday.

Lipka was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says alcohol could be a factor in the crash which remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269.383.8723 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.