Speed, alcohol may have been factors in Ottawa Co. crash

Ottawa County
A photo of a crash in Ottawa County on Dec. 27, 2019. (Courtesy of Macheal Marie Reister)

A photo of a crash in Ottawa County on Dec. 27, 2019. (Courtesy of Macheal Marie Reister)

CROCKERY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Three people were hospitalized following a crash on I-96 near Nunica Friday.

It happened around 8:50 p.m. on westbound I-96 near 112th Avenue in Crockery Township.

Police say a Muskegon Heights man was driving in the right lane when he hit a car that was pulled over on the shoulder with its hazard lights on.

There were four people in the car that was hit. Three were taken to Hackley Hospital. One of them was listed in critical condition.

A photo of a crash in Ottawa County on Dec. 27, 2019. (Courtesy of Macheal Marie Reister)

Dispatchers say one person was pinned in a vehicle. That person was unconscious for some time and was taken to the hospital, dispatchers say.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and fire crews from Crockery Township responded to the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. Police believe speed and alcohol were factors.

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