Head-on crash seriously injures 1 in Ionia County

M-44 and M-91 crash near Belding
A Dec. 8, 2016 photo of the wreckage following a head-on crash near Belding. (Ionia County Sheriff Department)

OTISCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say the driver who sparked a head-on crash in Ionia County was unable to stop for the traffic light.

The crash happened around 9:19 a.m. Thursday at M-44 and M-91 in Otisco Township, just outside of Belding.

In a post to Facebook, the Ionia County Sheriff Office said a 25-year-old woman from Ohio on southbound M-91 couldn’t stop for the light and slid into the intersection, hitting a vehicle driving by a 66-year-old Belding man. The impact of the crash sent the Belding man’s vehicle into oncoming lanes, where it was hit head-on by another vehicle driven by a 26-year-old man from Fenwick.

M-44 and M-91 crash near Belding
A Dec. 8, 2016 photo of the wreckage following a head-on crash near Belding. (Ionia County Sheriff Department)

One driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The two other drivers were not injured, according to authorities, who are not releasing their names at this time.

The Ionia County Sheriff Office is reminding drivers to slow down on slippery roads and give themselves plenty of stopping distance.

“We want EVERYONE to make it home safe tonight,” they stated.