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CORRECTION: Man who died in crash and man saved by sheriff were two different people

CORRECTION: Man who died after crash on Stadium Drive and a man revived by the sheriff in restaurant parking lot the day before are two different people. (File - WWMT)

UPDATE: 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.

"On behalf of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office and myself, I would like to apologize to the family of Mr. Alleshouse for my error," the release read.

Kalamazoo County Undersheriff James VanDyken told Newschannel 3 any family members involved in the mix-up that are looking for a personal apology are more than welcome to reach out to the department at (269) 383-8748.

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The man revived by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff after suffering an apparent overdose in the parking lot of Qdoba on Tuesday, May 15, was incorrectly identified as the same man killed in a crash on Stadium Drive on Wednesday, May 16.

The information that Kevin "AJ" Alleshouse was one of the men rescued the day before the crash was incorrectly provided by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office on Thursday. Alleshouse was also wrongly identified as 28 years old, his family said he was 26.

Alleshouse's girlfriend called Newschannel 3 on Friday with a timeline of Alleshouse's whereabouts Tuesday, May 15, the evening that the Kalamazoo County Sheriff saved two men. She said she knew Alleshouse could not have been one of the men the sheriff rescued.

Newschannel 3 brought that timeline to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office where officials acknowledged the wrong information was confirmed to Newschannel 3 the day before.

Although friends and family said Alleshouse struggled with addiction, they also said he was clean, happy and his prior struggles had nothing to do the with deadly crash.

Newschannel 3 apologies for reporting the incorrect information.

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CORRECTON: This article was replaced by an updated and corrected article explaining that two different men were involved in these two incidents.




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