2 deputies, woman hurt in chain-reaction wreck

RAVENNA, Mich. (WOOD) — Snow-blind chaos on a rural Muskegon County road Friday left two sheriff’s deputies and a woman injured.

Around 12 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to a scene on Moorland Road south of Heights-Ravenna Road where seven vehicles were stuck in snowbanks.

After deputies arrived at the scene, a semi-truck that was traveling down the road hit one of the vehicles that was stuck, then hit a truck that several people were trying to dislodge from the snow, and then hit a Muskegon County sheriff’s SUV head-on.

A fire truck blocks Heights Ravenna Road near S. Moorland Road, west of Ravenna, where a Muskegon County sheriff's deputy cruiser was involved in a wreck. (Feb. 21, 2014)
A fire truck blocks Heights Ravenna Road near S. Moorland Road, west of Ravenna, where a Muskegon County sheriff’s deputy cruiser was involved in a wreck. (Feb. 21, 2014)

The sergeant who was inside the Muskegon County sheriff’s SUV was taken to Hackley Hospital for treatment and was later released.

The woman who was in the first vehicle that was struck also complained of injuries. Her condition is unknown.

Not long after the first wreck, a car that was headed north on Moorland Road hit another Muskegon County sheriff’s deputy who was assisting at the scene.

Sheriff’s officials said weather and road conditions were major factors in the wrecks, which are still under investigation.

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