MONTCALM COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Alex Richards, of Hubbardston, Michigan, has been identified as the victim in a fatal vehicle crash in Montcalm County Sunday morning.
Richards, 26, was killed in a Sunday morning crash that also seriously injured another individual in Crystal Township.
According to reports, Richards was traveling in the rear of an SUV along with two others at the Crystal Motor Speedway, when the vehicle accelerated ejecting the passengers around 5 a.m. Sunday.
Richards was pronounced dead of injuries suffered in the incident.
A unnamed 26-year-old man of Vestaburg sustained serious injuries and was transported an area hospital.
A third victim, a 25-year-old woman of Sheridan, was not injured.
The 30-year-old man from Ionia, was taken into custody for operating while intoxicated causing death. He is being held at the Montcalm County Jail.
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Richards:
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Montcalm County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,342. The county is geographically located in the West Michigan region of the Lower Peninsula. The county seat is Stanton, and the largest city is Greenville – Wikipedia.