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Following a crash on US 131, a Metro Transit van passenger has died. The director of Metro Transit offered condolences to the family of the victim. This family may contact a personal injury attorney to advise them about their legal course of action following an accidental death.

The transit authority says that it will fully review their safety procedures and policies. The woman died at Borgess Medical Center, as stated in a news release from the Sheriff’s Office in Kalamazoo, Michigan, quoted in MLive.com. She died roughly 14 hours after the accident occurred on US 131 in Oshtemo Township.

In cases like these, a firm like Kirkendall Dwyer LLP will help the families of victims to determine the next step to take, when their loved ones have died as the result of negligence on the part of another person. The Metro Transit van had been driven by a man named Gary Everdeen. He was traveling south on US 131 and rear-ended a semi-truck. All traffic in front of them was slowing, because there was already a crash at Exit 36. No one was injured in that accident.

The truck, which was owned by Moeller Trucking, was slowing with traffic when it was rear-ended by the Metro Transit van. The other passenger in the Metro Transit van was taken to the hospital, in stable condition. The driver is in serious condition. A personal injury attorney can help victims to learn what they may be owed as a result of the accident.

The passengers in the Metro Transit van were both found to be properly restrained, and the driver was also wearing his seat belt, according to news releases. Everdeen’s employer is Apple Bus, which has a contract for the operation of the Metro County Connect program for Kalamazoo Metro Transit.