ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman was killed and two other people were seriously injured in a crash northwest of Grand Rapids Saturday.
The wreck happened just after noon at the intersection of 6 Mile Road and Baumhoff Avenue in Alpine Township. The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says a westbound Ford F150, which had the right of way, collided with a southbound Chevrolet Malibu that had pulled into the intersection. It was not immediately clear whether the Malibu stopped completely at the stop sign, authorities say.
The driver of the Malibu, a 35-year-old Grant woman, died at the scene.
The front seat passenger in the car, a 39-year-old man from Grant, and one of the back seat passengers, a 17-year-old from Grant, were taken to a Grand Rapids hospital with cranial bleeds. The 39-year-old also sustained a broken hip. The other back seat passenger, a 20-year-old Fremont woman, was hospitalized with a cut to the forehead. Her injury was considered minor.
Three people from Essexville, which is near Bay City, were in the pickup.The driver and one of the passengers, both 45, were not hurt. A 15-year-old boy in the car was taken to the hospital via a private vehicle for treatment of a minor injury.
The crash is still under investigation, but authorities say alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.