Driver flown to hospital following head-on crash

Posted at 6:53 PM, Aug 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-16 18:53:11-04

OTSEGO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A driver was seriously injured in a head-on crash that shutdown a portion of M-89 on Sunday afternoon. The crashing involving a 2005 Kia station wagon and 2005 Jeep Liberty happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 900 block of M-89 near the Lynx Golf Club in Otsego Township.

Witnesses tell deputies the Kia crossed the center line of M-89 into the path of the Jeep.

Deputies say first responders treated the Jeep’s driver and passengers, who were able to walk away from the crash with only minor injuries.  Deputies say the occupants of the Jeep were wearing their seat belts.

The driver of the Kia was trapped in his vehicle, and had to be extricated using the “jaws of life.”  That driver was rushed to a hospital in Plainwell then flown to Borgess Hospital for further treatment.

Preliminary indicators show the driver of the Kia was not wearing his safety belt.

Deputies are yet to name the people involved.  The crash remains under investigation.