MECOSTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An officer and tow truck were assisting a prior crash when another vehicle crashed into the scene leaving a passenger dead, the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office says.
Earlier that night, an official for the sheriff’s office says a car crashed into the median northbound on US-131, south of 8 Mile Road. The official does not report any injuries in the first crash.
Just after 11:30 p.m., a tow truck was retrieving the first crashed vehicle from the median and a patrol car was on scene. Authorities say that is when another car lost control on the ice, clipped the front of the patrol car and crashed into the back of the tow truck.
The car was driven by a 49-year-old woman and the only passenger was a 55-year-old man. Both were from Macomb, Illinois. The passenger was killed.
The driver was transported to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The officer and tow truck operator were not hurt. .