MSP investigating possible homicide in Osceola County

MARION TWP. — Police are investigating a possible murder in Osceola County where the potential suspect was killed after fleeing the scene.

On Friday, troopers from the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post were dispatched at 6:46 p.m. to a home in Marion Township to investigate a domestic assault. While troopers responded to the scene, neighbors reported to Meceola Central Dispatch that the suspect repeatedly ran over the victim with his vehicle. The suspect then attempted to run over at least one witness who responded to assist the victim. The 81-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

As the suspect, Thomas Alger, 48, of Marion, fled the scene in his vehicle, he disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of southbound M-66 and M-115, where he collided with a minivan travelling northwest on M-115.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The female driver of the minivan, a 39-year-old Boon woman, and her two teenage sons were transported Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. One of the teenage males was airlifted to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

The investigation is still ongoing.