1 killed, 2 injured in Allegan County crash

GUN PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Allegan County sheriff’s deputies have identified one man who was killed and two others who were injured in a crash Thursday night north of Plainwell.

Theodore Michael Cole, 34, from the Kalamazoo area, was killed in the crash that happened around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of 10th Street and 110th Avenue in Gun Plain Township.

Investigators said three people were working on a broken-down vehicle with an attached flatbed trailer on 10th Street. A vehicle heading northbound didn’t see them and hit the trailer.

Caleb Hawkins, 20, of the Kalamazoo area, was standing on the trailer when the crash happened and was seriously injured. Also on the trailer was 20-year-old Matthew Madill of the Delton area. He sustained minor injuries.

The two people in the northbound car were not injured. Their names are not being released until the prosecutor’s office reviews the case, the sheriff’s office said Monday.

It does not appear alcohol was involved. The crash is still under investigation.

**Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the name of the township at Gun Plains. It is actually Gun Plain. We regret the error, which has been fixed.