3 seriously injured in log hauler crash

CROCKERY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD)– Three people were seriously injured when their car collided with a hauler loaded with logs.

The crash happened just after noon Wednesday on eastbound Interstate 96 at Apple Drive in Crockery Township.

Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies said 19-year-old Lauren Prince was passing a semi-truck hauling logs when she lost control on the slick highway. Her vehicle bounced off the guard rail and into the path of the semi-truck.

Prince and her passengers, 10-year-old Mckenzie Doriot of Mount Pleasant and 20-year-old Natalie Bertolone of Muskegon were all seriously injured in the crash.

The highway’s eastbound lanes were temporarily shut down as firefighters freed the women from the wreckage and paramedics took them to a nearby hospital.

Authorities said Prince was ticketed for driving too fast for road conditions, which were icy and slushy at the time.

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