LeRoy man dies in U.S. 131 accident on Wednesday

BIG RAPIDS — A LeRoy man died of injuries he sustained in a car accident on Wednesday.

Russell Allen Zoelling, 61, was traveling on southbound U.S. 131, just south of Meceola Road on Wednesday when his vehicle left the roadway, overturned and struck a tree, according to the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office.

Zoelling was transported to Reed City Hospital by Mecosta County Emergency Medical Services to be transported by Aeromed for life threatening injuries, but he was pronounced dead just after arriving at Reed City Hospital.

Speed is believed to be a factor causing the accident.

Mecosta County Sheriff’s deputies were assisted on scene by Big Rapids Fire/Rescue and Mecosta County EMS personnel.