Kent County Sheriff’s Office deputies are not releasing the names or gender of a pair of 21-year-olds who suffered non-life threatening injuries in a 5:30 a.m. crash in Caledonia Township today (Monday).
Deputies report a Caledonia Township resident was driving a Toyota northbound on Thornapple River Drive, south of 68th Street when the vehicle left the roadway, drove into a cemetery, over several headstones, and stopped when it hit a tree.
The driver was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Hospital; the passenger, from East Lansing, was transported by ambulance to Metro Hospital. Oficials said alcohol may have been a factor.
The crash remains under investigation.
The cemetery is owned and maintained by Caledonia Township. The township clerk was made aware of the damage to the headstones, which date back to the 1800s.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by Caledonia Fire/Rescue and Life Ambulance.