Wrong-way driver hits semi-truck in Mecosta Co.


MECOSTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A wrong-way driver was hospitalized after crashing into a semi-truck in Mecosta County on Tuesday.

Deputies say around 7:30 p.m. the driver, a 41-year-old Fremont man, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of US-131 near 8 Mile Road in Mecosta Township, near Stanwood, when he collided with a southbound semi-truck.

The Fremont man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The semi driver was not injured.

Deputies believe alcohol and or drugs may be a factor in the crash.

The crash caused the intersection to shut down for several hours.

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