Woman Killed After Two Car Crash in Kalamazoo
A Michigan woman was killed in a crash after failing to stop at a stop sign.
Details about the Fatal Accident
WWMT News is reporting that Kalamazoo County Sheriff Deputies are investigating after a woman died after running a stop sign, which resulted in a crash, in Kalamazoo County on Saturday, News Channel 3 reports.
Deputies were called to S. 8th St. and S Avenue. just after 3 p.m. after the accident that happened in Texas Township.
According to the Sheriff Richard Fuller, Iryna Jones, 61, failed to stop at the intersection of 8th St. and S Ave. and was hit on the driver’s side by a Buick.
The Buick was driven by Ronald Batten, 77, and Sharon Batton, 75, was in the passenger seat.
Police confirmed that Jones was pronounced dead on the scene.
Information About Motor Vehicle Crashes at Stop Signs
A study conducted by NCBI found that:
- Stop sign violations accounted for about 70% of all crashes.
- Stop sign violation crashes were classified into several subtypes – driver stopped, driver did not stop, snow/wet/ice, and other/unknown. In about two-thirds of stop sign violation crashes, drivers said they had first come to a stop. In these cases, inability or failure to see approaching traffic often was cited as the cause of the crash.
- Drivers younger than 18 as well as drivers 65 and older were disproportionately found to be at fault in crashes at stop signs.