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Man Airlifted to Hospital after Crashing into Tree; Alcohol Likely a Factor

Posted at 7:03 AM, Apr 04, 2014

generic police lightsSPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (April 4, 2014) — A man is being treated for serious injuries he sustained in a car accident late Thursday night, and police believe alcohol played a role in the crash.

The accident happened shortly after 9:00 p.m. near the intersection of 18 Mile Road and Meddler Avenue NE in Kent County’s Spencer Township.

Deputies with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department say Gregory Reed, 21, lost control of his 2002 Jeep Wrangler.  Reed crossed the center line before leaving the road and crashing into a tree.  Gowen was airlifted to the hospital due to the severity of his injuries.

The accident is still under investigation.