Correction – Kalamazoo OD Victim Was not Same Man in Fatal Crash
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department has corrected a widely reported news story this week. Our news-gathering partner, WWMT, reports
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office have issued a press release on Friday, May 25 around 3 p.m. confirming the that Alleshouse was misidentified as the May 15 overdose victim. They did confirm, however, the victim saved by the Sheriff's Office a day prior to the crash did occupy the vehicle at some point prior to the crash.
"One of the individuals Sheriff Fuller saved earlier in the week, [name withheld], was a passenger moments prior to the crash but he had just exited the car at a stop light at South Drake Rd. and Stadium Dr. to move Mr. Alleshouse to the passenger seat because he appeared to be seizing. However, Mr. Alleshouse came to, locked the doors and sped off, leaving [name withheld] standing in the intersection," the press release read.
One of the two men who Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller helped save the lives of from an overdose outside of a Kalamazoo restaurant on May 15 was reportedly killed in a car crash the following night. FOX 17 reports 28-year-old Kevin AJ Alleshouse of White Pigeon was the driver killed in a crash May 16 in the 3800 block of Stadium. The night before, Sheriff Fuller had gone to the Qdoba on West Main Street for dinner, when he saw a driver slumped over the wheel of a vehicle that was still running in the parking lot. Fuller administered Narcan to Alleshouse which is commonly used to counteract the effects of opioids.