MSP: 2 hospitalized after crash on US-131; alcohol a factor


WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in a crash that shut down US-131 for several hours early Sunday and sent two people to the hospital.

The crash happened at 1:00 a.m. on northbound US-131, north of the 36th Street exit in Wyoming. The freeway was shut down between 44th and 28th Streets.

A 24 Hour News 8 crew at the scene observed a vehicle that had rolled over on the freeway and a second car was in the ditch. Michigan State Police said a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old struck a vehicle being driven by a 27-year-old. Both drivers are from Grand Rapids.

The drivers were taken to the hospital, however, their conditions were not released.

Michigan State Police say the highway was shut down for around three hours. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, US-131 reopened around 3:40 a.m.

Authorities did not release the names of the drivers pending investigation, however, police believe that alcohol was a factor.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Know something newsworthy? Report It!

News 8 Links