Driver critically injured in 3-vehicle crash in Montcalm County

MAPLE VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) –- Investigators are trying to determine if alcohol played a role in a Montcalm County crash that critically injured a man.

Michigan State Police were called to Coral Road at Gravel Ridge Road in Coral just after 3 p.m. Monday for a crash involving three vehicles.

Sgt. Brett Sova said it appears a Ford Taurus was traveling south on Gravel Ridge Road and did not yield the right of way, driving into the path of a Ford F-150 pickup truck traveling east on Coral Road.

The impact of the crash sent at least one of the vehicles on a collision course with a Pontiac sedan, stopped on northbound Gravel Ridge Road, Sova said.

The pickup truck driver, a 25-year-old man, was flown by Aero Med to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital with critical injuries. Troopers are not sure he was wearing a seat belt.

The two other drivers were not injured in the crash, which remains under investigation.