ALAMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Five people were injured when their car rolled over along a highway in Kalamazoo County.
The older model Buick Century was traveling north on U.S. 131 north of D Avenue north of Kalamazoo around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
The 22-year-old female driver began to merge into the right lane, was distracted by occupants in the vehicle and did not see that there was already a vehicle in that lane, police said in a news release.
The driver saw the other vehicle at the last moment and tried to merge back into her lane, Michigan State Police said, but she overcorrected and lost control of her vehicle, which then went into the median.
The vehicle then overturned and an 18-year-old male was ejected through the rear window, police said.
A 34-year-old man, a 31-year-old female and a 24-year-old man were also in the vehicle.
No one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt, police said.
Four occupants were transported to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, and one to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, all with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash, police said.
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