It's with heavy hearts that we report that one of our colleagues in the radio world has passed away.

John "The Canuck" Weichenthal had worked for country station B-93 for the past 19 years. He was also an Ionia County dispatcher.

The crash happened around 2 p.m. on Thursday. Two vehicles left the road and hit several utility poles. Both drivers were taken to the hospital, where Weichenthal succumbed to his injuries. The other driver is expected to survive.

Weichenthal leaves behind a wife and three children. He was 39 years old.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the family by Weichenthal's sister.