Driver runs from Ionia Co. crash; 2 seriously injured

Otisco Township crash
Investigators examine the scene of a crash in Ionia County. (Ionia County Sheriff Office via Facebook)

OTISCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Ionia County investigators are looking for a driver who crashed into a large tree then ran, leaving behind two passengers with serious injuries.

Dispatchers say it happened around 1:10 a.m. Monday on Long Lake Road near Kiddville Road in Otisco Township, northeast of Belding.

A vehicle rests on its side after crashing into a tree along Long Lake Road in Otisco Township, northeast of Belding. (Ionia County Sheriff Office via Facebook)

The vehicle was traveling east when it veered off Long Lake Road, hitting a raised driveway before smashing into a tree, according to the Ionia County Sheriff Office.

Two 20-year-old women from Belding were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, authorities say.

Investigators have identified the driver, but have not announced an arrest in the crash.

The incident is under investigation and will be reviewed by the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.