The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police were dispatched to a three-car accident on M-66 at Riverside Drive at about 1:30 p.m. today, according to a sheriff's news release.
Preliminary investigation showed a 59-year-old Caledonia man was traveling eastbound on Riverside Drive, when he failed to yield to northbound M-66 traffic. A northbound Chrysler being driven by a 30-year-old Stanton man was unable to stop in time, colliding with the van. After the vehicles collided, they then separated and the Chrysler struck the front of a waiting semi on Riverside Drive.
The Stanton man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported by Life EMS to Sparrow, Ionia, while the other subject sustained minor injuries.
All parties were wearing seatbelts and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. The investigation continues. Assisting on scene were medical first responders from Ionia Public Safety, Life EMS, Rueh’s Towing and Ionia County Central Dispatch.