ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - One person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after his car was struck by a Kent County Road Commission truck, which then hit a house.
The crash happened around 2:40 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Pine Island Drive and 14 Mile Road in Algoma Township.
Lee Brandt Tompkins, 18, was driving east on 14 Mile when he ran a stop sign, Kent County sheriff's Sgt. Corey Luce said.
A northbound road commission truck, which had been headed north on Pine Island, braked but still broadsided the Chevrolet Malibu on the passenger's side. The car was shoved off the road and into a ditch.
Tompkins was airlifted to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital with injuries to his head and right arm, as well as internal injuries. Luce said the injuries were considered life-threatening.
The road commission truck then continued off the road for about 100 yards and struck a house. The collision knocked part of the house off its foundation.
The roof crashed through the windshield of the truck, but the driver sustained only minor scratches.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts and alcohol is not considered to be a factor.
The man who lives in the house was not at home at the time of the crash.
The truck was loaded with dirt and weighs in at more than 20 tons.
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