Kent Co. corrections officer killed in car crash

Russell Stonehouse
An undated photo of Deputy Russell Stonehouse.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A nearly 25-year veteran of the Kent County Sheriff’s Department was killed in a single-car crash early Sunday, authorities say.

Kent County Undersheriff Michelle Young told 24 Hour News 8 that Deputy Russell Stonehouse worked in the Corrections Division.

Michigan State Police are handling the investigation into the crash. Citing MSP, MLive reports the crash happened just after 2 a.m. on US-131 near M-82 in Reynolds Township, west of Howard City.

Young said that any time the department loses one of its own, it’s tough on everyone.

In a Monday post on Facebook, the sheriff’s department remembered Stonehouse for his ‘big heart” and said “he will be missed dearly.”