Rollover crash in Wyoming sends 6 to hospital

A rollover crash on the 44th Street on-ramp to northbound US-131 on Saturday Aug. 13, 2016.

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say six people were taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon after a single-vehicle rollover crash on US-131 in Wyoming.

When police arrived to crash on northbound US-131 at 44th Street around 3:45 p.m., they found two people — a 22-year-old woman and 1-year-old girl — had been ejected from the vehicle, according to a Wyoming Department of Public Safety news release.

Police say the driver, a 32-year-old man, swerved to try to avoid hitting another vehicle that had slowed down for traffic ahead due to construction in the area. The driver lost control and rolled in the gore between the highway and the northbound ramp from 44th Street.

Police on scene originally told 24 Hour News 8 that eight people were inside the vehicle, but later said in a news release that six people were inside. The 32-year-old driver, a 23-year-old woman, a 22-year-old woman, a 3-year-old girl and two 1-year-old girls were all taken to the hospital for treatment.

The 22-year-old woman is currently in serious condition with a fractured pelvis and head jury. Police say she and her daughter were unrestrained in the backseat when they were thrown from the vehicle. She was holding the infant on her lap at the time of the crash.

The other five people, including the 1-year-old girl, were taken to the hospital for evaluation and didn’t appear to have significant injuries, the release said.

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