WYOMING, Mich. — Two people are dead and one is critically injured after a crash on southbound Clyde Park Avenue at 52nd Street on early Sunday morning.
Police say a 2012 Volkswagen left Clyde Park and struck a curb north of 52nd street, lost control and then hit a tree and a fire hydrant at 3:52 a.m. Sunday. The car then split in half.
There were four people in the car. Both rear-seat occupants were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The 27-year-old driver also was thrown and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. The front-seat passenger sustained minor injuries. That person was taken to a local hospital and was treated and released.
The front-seat passenger was the only one of the four wearing a seat belt.
Police say the victims were all between the ages of 27 and 30 and reside in the Grand Rapids area.
Police say speed and alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash.
That area of Clyde Park and 54th Street was closed for a lengthy period for accident reconstruction.