1 airlifted after crash involving patrol car

BLOOMINGDALE, Mich. (WOOD) — One person was airlifted to the hospital after a two-car crash involving a Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office cruiser.

The crash happened around 7:20 p.m. Saturday on West Kalamazoo Street in Bloomingdale.

According to Michigan State Police, Deputy Todd Oliver was responding to a call to assist another deputy when he tried to pass a westbound Honda driven by 37-year-old Sarah Jelsomeno of Bloomingdale. At the same time, Jelsomeno tried to turn left into her driveway.

The deputy’s cruiser, which had its lights and sirens on, hit the driver’s side door of the Honda.

Jelsomeno’s16-year-old son Ethan, who was in the backseat of the Honda, was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo with serious injuries. He was listed in stable condition on Monday.

Jelsomeno was also taken to the hospital via ambulance and was listed in stable condition on Monday, MSP said. Her 17-year-old son Nicholas, who was the front seat passenger, was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Oliver, who has been with the sheriff’s department for seven years, and his 17-year-old student intern Tyler Graham were both hospitalized with minor injuries and later released.

State police are handing the investigation into the crash.

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