SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A two-vehicle crash in Sparta Township has injured several people and killed one, according to a firefighter on scene.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on Sparta Avenue and Ball Creek Road NW in northern Kent County. 

A Ford Escape driven by a 27-year-old Greenville man pulled out in front of a northbound Jeep Cherokee driven by a 20-year-old Sparta man, according to a Kent County Sheriff’s Office release.

The driver of the Ford Escape died as a result of his injuries. Neither the female passenger nor the two children in the back seat, ages 2 years and 1 month, were seriously injured.

Crash scene in Sparta Township

The driver as well as the passenger of the Jeep Cherokee were hospitalized after suffering serious injuries, according to deputies. 

Ball Creek Road was closed in both directions for several hours.

The crash remains under investigation by the KCSO Traffic Unit.