Two Dead, Two Transported After Mecosta Township Crash

Posted at 8:08 PM, May 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-03 23:16:04-04

generic-police-lights5 picMECOSTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (May 3, 2014) -Mecosta County Central Dispatch says two people are dead and two others were transported to the hospital after a crash Saturday afternoon.

Crews were called to the scene around 4:20 p.m. to the intersection of 8 Mile Road and Northland Drive.

Investigators was determined that a 1997 GMC Jimmy traveling east on 8 Mile Road failed to stop and/or yield at the signed intersection and was struck by a 2005 Ford Ranger Pickup traveling north on Northland Drive.

The GMC was occupied by three individuals. The driver was identified as an 18-year-old man from Wyoming, MI, who was transported by Mecosta County EMS to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, due to his serious injuries.

The passengers were identified as an 18-year-old Wyoming, MI man, and a 22-year-old man from Coopersville, MI.  Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Ford Ranger, a 31-year-old man from Cedar Springs, MI, was transported to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Campus by Mecosta County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

The condition of the two survivors of the crash is unknown. Police are waiting to release names, pending family notification.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Deputies, Mecosta County Advanced Life Support, Mecosta/Austin Fire Rescue, Morley Fire Rescue, and Big Rapids towing.

The crash is under investigation.