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Trooper and woman both in critical condition after crash in Ionia County

MSP trooper hospitalized after crash
Posted at 9:07 AM, Jul 11, 2020

Update from Monday, July 13: The Michigan State Police has informed FOX 17 that Tpr. Starr’s condition at this time is that he is still in critical condition. He is not stable, and remains unconsious.

The woman driving the other vehicle remains in critical condition, but is stable and conscious.

UPDATE from Sunday, July 12: Investigators continue to work to determine what factor(s) may have led to the Jeep SUV crossing the centerline and into the opposite lane of travel before striking the trooper’s vehicle.

The injured trooper is identified as Caleb Starr of the Lakeview Post. Starr has been with the Michigan State Police since September of 2018.

The name of the female driving the other vehicle is not being released at this time, pending the ongoing investigation.

Both Starr and the driver of the other vehicle remain in critical, but stable condition at Spectrum-Butterworth Hospital. is selling shirts (pictured above) on their website to show support for Starr's family.

All proceeds from these shirts will go to the Starr family, according to Hold_The_line's Facebook page.

Saturday, July 11: A Michigan State Police trooper was hospitalized in critical condition after a two-car crash Friday night in Boston Township.

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the 33-year-old officer was rescued from his police cruiser around 10 p.m. on Grand River Avenue before being flown via AeroMed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

The trooper was driving westbound in his Dodge Charger cruiser on Grand River when he was hit head-on by a Jeep SUV with a female driver heading eastbound, which crossed over the center line and into the trooper's lane as he was responding to a call for service in the area.

The other driver was confirmed to be a 28-year-old woman from Utah.

Both the driver and trooper are in critical condition.

The crash is still under investigation.