Montcalm County man dies in single-car accident

HOME TWP. — Alcohol and high speed are believed to be the cause of a fatal Memorial Weekend car accident in Montcalm County.

Richard Gibbs, 52, of Vestaburg, was traveling eastbound on Edgar Road in Home Township around 11 p.m. on Saturday when he lost control of his vehicle. The car left the roadway and struck several trees. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies said Vestaburg was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Alpha 3 and Home Township Fire Department.

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Posted by Whitney Gronski-Buffa

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