Belinda Shockley, 58, of Rockford and Corine Dines, 52, of Cedar Springs were both killed on Sunday, Nov. 15 in a four-car crash near the intersection of 14 Mile Road (M-57) and Wabasis Avenue in Oakfield Township at 11:48 a.m.
According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Shockley was driving eastbound in a 1997 Buick LeSabre with her boyfriend, Robert Beardsley, 56, of Rockford; her son, Bill Shockley, 37, of Rockford; and her two grandchildren, ages 2 and 3, both of Greenville.
Corine Dines was also traveling eastbound and attempted to pass Shockley’s vehicle. Dines entered the westbound lane and struck a westbound vehicle, a 2005 GMC Sierra driven by 31-year-old Judson Bancroft of Greenville. A fourth vehicle, also traveling westbound, struck debris caused by the accident, but no one in that vehicle sustained injuries. Dines was driving a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville and had her seatbelt on.
Shockley died en route to the hospital via Aeromed. Dines was killed at the scene. The remaining driver and all passengers sustained injuries and were transported to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital via Rockford Ambulance.
Kent County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the scene along with Courtland Township Fire Department, Spencer Township Fire Department, Rockford Ambulance and Aeromed.