1 in ICU after 2-car wreck near Hastings

A crash in front of the Walmart on M-43 near Hastings. (Courtesy ReportIt - April 29, 2014)
A crash in front of the Walmart on M-43 near Hastings. (Courtesy ReportIt - April 29, 2014)

RUTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a driver is in intensive care after causing a two-car crash near Hastings.

The wreck happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a release from the Barry County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said a van making a left turn onto M-43 from the Hastings Walmart’s private drive was hit in the driver’s side by a westbound SUV.

A preliminary investigation indicated the driver of the van was at fault, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released. The driver of the van was taken to a Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and admitted to the ICU, the sheriff’s office said.

The Hastings Township Fire Department and Michigan State Police assisted at the scene.

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