Lee Township car crash hospitalizes four

LEE TOWNSHIP—Four people were hospitalized after a car crash Wednesday, June 4, which police believe was alcohol-related.

According to the Allegan County Sheriff Department, officers were called about 9:30 p.m. with a report of a crash near 54th Street and 102nd Avenue south of Pullman.

Police said it appeared one car crossed the centerline while rounding a curve and struck the other head-on. The crash happened at a spot where 102nd Avenue curves north to 54th Street.

The vehicle that crossed the centerline was driven by a 59-year-old Grand Junction man who was taken to South Haven Community Hospital. A passenger from the vehicle fled on foot and was not found by police.

The vehicle that was hit was driven by an 18-year-old Grand Junction man, who was pinned in the car and had to be removed by emergency responders. His two passengers were girls, ages 9 and 12. All three were taken to South Haven Community Hospital.

Police said the injuries to all four were not life threatening and all involved were wearing seatbelts. 

Police said alcohol was believed to be a factor and a citation had been issued. Additional charges may be forthcoming once an investigation is complete and prosecutors review the case.

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