Wyoming resident dies in early morning crash

kent-county-sheriff-badgeOn Nov. 27 at 12:50 am, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on 68th St. SW east of Wilson Ave SW, in Byron Township.


Tyler Vanderwest of Wyoming was traveling  eastbound on 68th St SW, when he lost control of his 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix and struck a tree. The 18-year-old was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.


Speed appears to be a factor and the accident remains under investigation.