ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI (WTVB) - A pair of traffic accidents in Southwest Michigan, one of them a fatal crash, again spotlighting the dangers of distracted driving. Charges may be filed against a motorist who Allegan deputies claim was distracted behind the wheel of a Chevy Trailblazer. The SUV crossed the centerline just after 6 a.m. Monday and caused a head-on collision in Fillmore Township. Accident investigators say there were no brake marks or evidence to suggest that the distracted driver ever tried to stop or take evasive action. The impact killed a 25-year-old man, who was driving the Kia Spectra that police say moved to the shoulder to try and avoid the collision, but apparently could not move over far enough. Authorities stress that all it takes is a few seconds of distraction.
Kalamazoo County deputies say they have ticketed the driver of a Discount Tire cargo truck that slammed into the back of a disabled Semi that was parked along I-94 between Kalamazoo and Galesburg. It happened just about 6:30 last evening in Comstock Township, and left tires scattered all over the highway. Neither of the drivers was injured. The at-fault driver, a 57-year-old man from Portage told deputies that he just looked down for a second and then crash happened. He was cited for careless driving.