Sheriff: 1 dead in crash on M-37 south of Hastings

BALTIMORE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 49-year-old Hastings man was killed in a head-on crash south of Hastings Tuesday, Barry County authorities say.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. on M-37 at Whiskey Run Drive, which is south of Lawrence Road, in rural Baltimore Township.

Deputies say the man was driving northbound on M-37 when he crossed the centerline and struck a southbound vehicle head on. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say a 20-year-old Dowling woman and a child, who is about 4, were in the southbound vehicle. They were both taken to a hospital.

Both the north and southbound lanes of M-37 were shut down after the crash and were expected to remain closed for some time.

The scene of a fatal car crash in Baltimore Township in Barry County. (Jan. 28, 2020)