Police: Kalamazoo man killed in 2-vehicle crash

Authorities on scene of a deadly crash near the intersection of Woodward and Kalamazoo avenues on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo officers are identifying the man killed in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning.

The Kalamazoo Public Safety Department says 32-year-old Demetreus Antwan Betts of Kalamazoo died in the crash that happened around 3:45 a.m. near the intersection of Woodward and Kalamazoo avenues.

When authorities arrived on scene, police said they found Betts’ vehicle was resting on its roof.

The driver of the second vehicle was able to climb out of his vehicle. He was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital where his condition was stable, according to officers.

The intersection was closed for hours during the investigation and crash cleanup. The area reopened around 8:30 a.m., according to a tweet from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Authorities are withholding further details about the crash until an autopsy on Betts and the traffic report is complete.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.