SPARTA, Mich. — One person is dead and four others are hurt after a crash in Sparta on Saturday.
The crash happened at Ball Creek Road and Sparta Avenue shortly after 7 p.m., according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO).
We’re told a Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling north when a Ford Escape pulled in front of it.
The driver of the Ford, described as a 27-year-old Greenville man, succumbed to his injuries, deputies say. A 28-year-old female passenger in the Ford was hurt but is reported as stable.
KCSO adds two children — a 2-year-old and 1-month-old — were in the back seat of the Ford when the crash happened. The 1-month-old was unharmed but the 2-year-old sustained minor injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.
Both occupants inside the Jeep — a 20-year-old Sparta man and 21-year-old Muskegon woman — were seriously injured and have been taken to a nearby hospital, authorities say.
The crash is currently under investigation.