Man critically hurt in Georgetown Twp. crash

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Crash involving multiple vehicles at the intersection of Chicago Drive and Port Sheldon. (June 30, 2016)


GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was critically injured in a multiple vehicle crash at a busy intersection in Georgetown Township.

The three-vehicle crash happened around 4:40 a.m. Thursday at Port Sheldon and Chicago Drive, northeast of Hudsonville.

An officer on scene says a vehicle was traveling southbound on Port Sheldon, stopped at a flashing red light at Chicago Drive, and the driver did not see an oncoming car heading westbound on Chicago Drive.

The two cars collided in the intersection and then seconds later a third car, driven by 35-year-old Justin Montgomery of Wyoming, hit the back of the westbound vehicle.

The driver of the westbound car, identified as 32-year-old James Miller of Jenison, was found laying in the road with a serious head injury when officers arrived. Authorities are not sure if he was sitting in or standing near his vehicle when the second crash happened. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

No one else was injured in the crash.

The westbound lanes of Chicago Drive were closed for several hours, but have since reopened. The crash remains under investigation.

*Editor’s Note: The article incorrectly identified Justin Montgomery as the driver of the first vehicle traveling southbound on Port Sheldon, but he was actually the driver of the third car involved in the crash. The error has been fixed in the story above.

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