Wrong way driver on I-96 hits vehicle head-on

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A wrong way driver was hospitalized after he hit an oncoming vehicle head-on.

Ottawa County Dispatch received several phone calls about a wrong way driver on I-96 starting around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Bryan Wahlfield, 29, of Grand Rapids was driving eastbound in the westbound lane when witnesses say he veered head-on into an oncoming vehicle on I-96 near 68th Avenue in Coopersville.

Wahlfield suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown.

The driver of the other vehicle, 20-year-old Samantha Ray Allman, suffered minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.

The wrong way driver told deputies he was not sure where he got on the highway or where he was going.

The crash remains under investigation.

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