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One injured in crash after man drives wrong way on I-96

Ottawa County sheriff 06242023
Posted at 5:33 AM, Jun 29, 2020

TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A wrong-way driver caused a head-on crash that sent a woman to the hospital and deputies say the driver had a child in the car at the time.

Deputies with the Ottawa County Sheriff's office say a Grand Rapids man, 29, drove westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-96 near the Marne exit and caused a crash around 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

We're told the wrong-way driver caused a chain-reaction with two other cars, injuring an 18-year-old woman.

Deputies say the suspect picked up the 7-year-old girl in his car and walked away from the scene.

The suspect was eventually located by deputies and arrested and is now facing charges.

If you know anything about this, call the sheriff's office at 1-800-240-0911.