Update: Kalamazoo Public Safety offers its condolences to the Colbert family for their loss, Dasani Lynn Colbert, a 1 year old resident of Kalamazoo.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8139 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Additionally, concerns have been raised in various social media outlets that this crash was related to police activities in the area. This is unfounded. A review of dispatch information and other resources showed there was not any police activity in the area. Public Safety asks for patience as a thorough and detailed investigation is completed.
Kalamazoo, MI: On July 28, 2017, at about 0559 hours, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers were dispatched to a crash at the intersection of N Rose St. and W North St. On arrival, officers located two vehicles (a passenger car and a minivan), began rendering aid to five people, and investigating the crash.
The driver of the passenger car was transported from the scene by ambulance to Bronson Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The driver was the only occupant of this vehicle.
The minivan had 4 occupants including the driver and three children. All occupants were transported from the scene by ambulance to Bronson.
• The driver and one child sustained non-life threatening injuries.
• A second child sustained significant injuries.
• A third child died as a result of the crash.
Kalamazoo Public Safety extends our heartfelt condolences to the Colbert family in this time of mourning.
This incident remains under investigation. No arrests have been made.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8139 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Lt. Diaz
Date: July 28, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Shannon Bagley, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety 337-8139