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Hastings youth, two others sustain non life threatening injuries in crash

Ionia County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a personal injury traffic crash that occurred when a 2000 Chrysler convertible was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-96 near Jordan Lake Road Sunday morning.  The Chrysler, driven by a 16-year-old male from Hastings, crashed head on into a 2008 Pontiac being driven by a 24-year-old woman from Monroe.

 

Both vehicles received major damage from the crash, however both drivers and a 27-year-old passenger in the Pontiac, were all transported from the scene by LIFE EMS with non-life threatening injuries, deputies report. Names of those involved were not released.

 

Alcohol and drug use are believed to be a contributing factor to the crash. Deputies are awaiting toxicology results, before sending the case to the Ionia County Prosecutor’s office for review.

 

The crash happened at 8:42 a.m. and closed eastbound I-96 for approximately two hours.  Assisting at the scene were the Michigan State Police, Berlin/Orange Fire Department, Saranac Fire Department and Reed & Hoppes Towing.

 

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