2 dead, 2 hospitalized after Mecosta Co. crash

Two people are dead after a crash in Mecosta Township (May 3, 2014).
Two people are dead after a crash in Mecosta Township (May 3, 2014).

MECOSTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two people are dead and two other people were taken to the hospital after a crash in Mecosta Township Saturday afternoon.

Rescue crews were called out to the intersection of 8 Mile Road at Northland Drive around 4:20 p.m. Saturday.

Two people are dead after a crash in Mecosta Township (May 3, 2014).
Two people are dead after a crash in Mecosta Township (May 3, 2014).

Michigan State Police believe the accident was caused after a 1997 GMC Jimmy traveling eastbound on 8 Mile Road did not stop while crossing the intersection and was struck by a 2005 Ford Ranger Pickup going northbound on Northland Drive.

The driver of the GMC Jimmy, a 18-year-old Wyoming man, was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital with serious injuries. The passengers, another 18-year-old man from Wyoming and a 22-year-old man from Coopersville, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 31-year-old Cedar Springs man was the driver of the Ford Ranger. He was taken to a Big Rapids hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

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