AETNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A wrong-way driver was hospitalized with serious injuries after crashing into a semi-truck, Mecosta County authorities say.
The crash happened around 8 p.m. Sunday on US-131 in Aetna Township, northwest of Morley.
The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office says a Cedar Springs woman was driving south in the northbound lanes when she hit the semi. Her vehicle rolled and landed in the median.
She was airlifted to a Big Rapids hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The sheriff’s office says speed and unknown substances “played a critical role” in the wreck.
Before the crash, the sheriff’s office says, the woman was spotted running several other cars off the road. She also managed to avoid a semi-truck that had stopped on a rest stop off-ramp in an attempt to block her path before authorities could arrive.
There were no other reported injuries.