2 trapped, airlifted after crash near Mecosta


MILLBROOK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two people were seriously injured in a crash involving a semi-truck southeast of Mecosta Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened shortly before 4 p.m. at the intersection of 30th Avenue/M-66 and 5 Mile Road in Millbrook Township.

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office says a pickup truck had tried to make a U-turn in the intersection directly into the path of a semi. The semi driver tried to avoid a crash, but still broadsided the pickup. The semi jackknifed; both vehicles ended up in the ditch.

The two people in the pickup were trapped inside. They were freed by firefighters and then airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital. Both were later listed in critical condition.

The driver of the semi sustained minor injuries. Family members took him to a hospital in Lakeview for treatment.

The names of the people involved were not released Sunday night.

Authorities say neither speed nor alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash.

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