7.28.14: Local soldier lost life in car crash
Sgt. Corey Hanson of Grand Rapids died last week in a car crash in Texas.
Hanson was driving his SUV when he strayed into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a semitrailer on Highway 43, about 6 miles south of Smithland, Texas.
The 24-year-old is a 2008 graduate of Northview High School and served two tours in Afghanistan for the National Guard. He was reportedly planning a surprise visit home to the Grand Rapids area to see his family and attend a wedding.
Funeral arrangements are pending.