On Friday November 23, 2018 at 11:16 PM the Kent County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatal crash on West River Drive near Samrick in Plainfield Township. The initial investigation revealed that a Ford F-350 pickup truck was traveling westbound on West River at a high rate of speed. The vehicle crossed over the eastbound lanes and struck a cement wall for the White Pine Trail bridge over West River Drive. The driver and sole occupant, a 36 year old Rockford area man, died at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.