The deceased male involved in the Fatal Traffic Crash in the early morning hours of August 17th, 2017, has been identified as Demetreus Antwan Betts, a 32 year old Kalamazoo resident. Kalamazoo Public Safety extends our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Demetreus Betts.
No further information will be given until an autopsy and traffic report is complete. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Ex. Lt. Misner
On August 17, 2017, at approximately 3:44am, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to a report of a traffic crash in the area of Woodward and Kalamazoo. Public Safety Officers located two vehicles involved in an accident. One vehicle came to rest on its roof and the driver of that vehicle was deceased. The driver of the second vehicle was able to climb out of his vehicle and officers rendered emergency care. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to Bronson and is in stable condition. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation. No information will be released on the deceased driver until he can be identified and next of kin notifications made.
The intersection of Woodward and Kalamazoo will be shut down while this accident is being investigated. Drivers are asked to seek an alternative route during their morning commute.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Lt Anthony Morgan
Date: August 17, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Shannon Bagley, Criminal Investigation Division, 337-8139