Grand Rapids man injured in pursuit


COLON TOWNSHIP – A Grand Rapids man was injured after crashing his car following a high speed pursuit.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department attempted to stop a vehicle Monday at 11 PM on Michigan Avenue near Hutchinson Road for excessive speed. The driver fled from the deputies and then crashed his vehicle on Colon Road near Bennett Road.

The driver, 28 year old Nicholas Spoors, was injured and flown to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Investigators say alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

Assisting agencies included the Colon Police and Fire Departments; Michigan State Police, the Mendon and Leonidas Fire Departments and West Michigan Air Care.

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