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1 dead, 1 critical after wrong-way crash on NB US-131

Posted at 6:34 AM, Mar 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-27 11:24:53-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 21-year-old woman is dead after being hit head-on by a wrong way driver on NB US-131 near 28th Street.

The crash happened around 3:15 Sunday morning. It closed the northbound side of the highway from 28th Street to Burton Street for several hours.

Michigan State Police said a 21-year-old woman was driving a Volkswagen Jetta on the stretch of highway when a 22-year-old Grand Rapids woman, driving a Chrysler 200 southbound on the highway crashed head-on into the Jetta. Both cars were sideswiped by a tanker-truck heading north.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital. The 21-year-old driver was pronounced dead while the 22-year-old woman is in critical condition. The truck driver was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.