MSP identifies driver killed in Montcalm Co. crash

The scene of a crash involving a pickup truck and garbage truck on McBride’s Road and Crystal Road in Ferris Township. (Oct. 5, 2017)

FERRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A  man is dead after a two-vehicle crash involving a garbage truck in Montcalm County.

It happened shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of McBride’s Road and Crystal Road in Ferris Township, northeast of Greenville, according to a Michigan State Police news release.

Troopers said a Waste Management truck was eastbound on McBride’s Road when it collided with a GMC Sierra pickup truck traveling north on Crystal Road.

The pickup truck driver died in the crash, troopers say. MSP Friday identified him as 42-year-old Wayne Lorentz of Holly.

Joshua Vanspyker, 31, of Hudsonville was driving the Waste Management truck was not injured, according to MSP.

A November 2016 Google Street View of the intersection shows a stop sign for traffic on McBride’s Road, but not for Crystal Road. However, investigators are still trying to determine what led up to the crash.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash; alcohol is not believed to be a factor, according to troopers.