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Police still looking for leads in Lake Co. homicide case one year later

January 10th marked one year since the homicide of Evelyn Louise Ware.

 

Evelyn was discovered deceased beneath the rubble of a house fire at her home in Lake County's Ellsworth Twp.

 

The Lake County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Ms. Ware’s death a homicide. Detectives from the Michigan State Police (MSP) continue to investigate this case and encourage anyone with information to come forward.

 

There is still up to a five thousand dollar reward in place for anyone who contributes information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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UPDATE: Second person dies in three vehicle crash in Montcalm County Sunday

A second person has now died from a crash in Montcalm County that killed a nine month old baby on Sunday.

 

An 18-year-old woman has also died from the crash on M-46 at North Amble Road in Winfield Township when a pickup truck hit the back of a car which sent it across the center line where it was hit by another pickup.

 

18-year-old Samantha Baker and the baby, Annalee Baker, were both in the car.

 

Four others were injured in the crash.

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9-month old dies in three vehicle accident in Montcalm Co.

A nine month old baby girl was killed in a crash in Montcalm County's Winfield Township Sunday.

 

Michigan State Police say a pickup truck hit the back of an eastbound car at the intersection of M-46/Howard City and North Amble Road.

 

The car was pushed across the center line and was hit by another pickup truck.

 

The baby was in the car and died at the scene.

 

An 18-year-old woman in the car was airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital with critical injuries.

 

Two others in the car are hospitalized with less serious injuries.

 

The pickup drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The crash is being investigated.

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Icy road conditions cause several car accidents in Mecosta Co.

Icy road conditions around Mecosta County caused several car accidents on Wednesday.

 

Three people were sent to the hospital following a rollover accident on US-131 Wednesday.

 

It happened on the southbound side, Sheriff Deputies say the driver of the vehicle lost control on the slippery road, went off the road and rolled over.

 

The three passengers in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital for treatment for their injuries.

 

Meanwhile, a 55-year old Big Rapids man was sent to the hospital after losing control of his vehicle and rolling over.

 

It happened on US-131 near 6 Mile Rd. Police say the driver was traveling northbound when he lost control of his vehicle ran off the road and overturned.

 

The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

 

And finally a two car accident one driver was Mecosta woman was taken to the hospital following a two car accident in Martiny Township.

 

It happened at the intersection of 110th Ave and 14 Mile Rd, deputies say 40-year old Grand Rapids woman was traveling northbound on 110th Ave when she was unable to stop at the signed intersection due to her speed on the icy road. 

 

She struck a 47-year old woman from Mecosta who was heading eastbound on 14 Mile Rd. 

 

The 47-year old female was taken by EMS to Spectrum Health BR Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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Big Rapids woman dies in Montcalm Co. Jail

A 34-year old female inmate who was found unresponsive Sunday in the Montcalm Co. Jail has died. 

 

Sheriff Mike Williams says when Amber Lyane Bills of Big Rapids was found corrections officers immediately administered CPR and called for medical assistance but were unable to revive her.

 

Williams says Bills was being held on two contempt of court charges and a no operator’s license on person charge.

 

An autopsy has been performed and revealed an undiagnosed perforated ulcer.

 

The final report from the Medical Examiner is pending. 

The Sheriff has requested that a Michigan Sheriff’s Association MISSION team conduct an external review of the incident. 

 

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