SIDNEY TWP., Mich. — The Michigan State Police's (MSP) Lakeview Post is investigating a three-vehicle traffic crash resulting in fatal injuries to a 23-year-old Sheridan woman.
The crash occurred just after noon today on M-66 near Ruby Rd. in Montcalm County’s Sidney Township.
A trooper traveling through the area drove up on the crash scene moments after it happened and immediately began to administer aid to the passengers of a minivan containing seven passengers, including five children.
A Pontiac minivan traveling northbound on M-66 was stopped, waiting to turn left before it was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Impala, also traveling northbound on M-66.
Following the initial collision, the Pontiac minivan was pushed into the southbound lane of M-66 before being struck by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck traveling south on M-66.
The female passenger in the minivan, a 23-year-old Sheridan woman, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
4 children in the minivan also suffered various injuries and were transported by both ambulance and Aero Med medical helicopter to Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.
The driver of the minivan, a 23-year-old Sheridan man, suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene.
The driver of the Silverado pickup, a 38-year-old Stanton man, along with his passengers, a 37- year-old Stanton man, and a 9-year-old boy from Stanton, were treated for their injuries on scene.
The female driver and only occupant of the Chevrolet Impala, a 20-year-old Perrinton woman, was not injured in the crash.
Troopers were assisted on scene by the Sheridan Community Fire Department, Montcalm County EMS, Aero Med, Bookwalter’s Towing and Recovery, MSP Aviation Unit, Montcalm County Victim’s Services and Montcalm County Central Dispatch.
The incident remains under investigation.