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Crash closes highway ahead of holiday weekend

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Posted at 7:45 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 07:01:10-04

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A crash on US-131 northbound closed the highway between West River Drive and I-96 Thursday night.

MDOT reported the crash in a tweet:

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The crash occurred around 6:45 p.m. and only involved one car driven by a 23-year-old woman from Cedar Springs, reports Michigan State Police.

The woman’s car left the road, hit a guardrail, and spun back into traffic.

The driver was taken to the hospital and expected to recover, but her passenger, a 24-year-old from Cedar Springs, was taken to the hospital in serious condition. For a time, the passenger was unresponsive but regained consciousness at the scene.

A release from MSP did not say if the passenger was male or female, and neither occupant was identified by name.

All lanes were opened around 8:45 p.m.