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1 dead, 4 injured in crash at Sparta intersection

Posted at 8:37 PM, May 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-07 23:11:23-04

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.

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