Car hits semi head-on; 1 critically hurt

Robinson Township, Lake Michigan Drive, M-231
The scene of a crash on Lake Michigan Drive at M-231 in Robinson Township. (June 8, 2017)

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman was critically injured in a head-on crash with a semi-truck west of Allendale on Thursday.

The crash happened at 3:20 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Michigan Drive and M-231 in Robinson Township.

Robinson Township, Lake Michigan Drive, M-231
The scene of a crash on Lake Michigan Drive at M-231 in Robinson Township. (June 8, 2017)

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says an eastbound driver told investigators she fell asleep at the wheel.

As her Chevrolet Spark passed through the intersection, it veered out of the eastbound lane and hit a semi-truck head-on in the westbound right turn lane. The Spark then spun into the westbound lane and hit a pickup truck.

Robinson Township, Lake Michigan Drive, M-231
Aero Med at the scene of a crash on Lake Michigan Drive at M-231 in Robinson Township. (June 8, 2017)

The driver of the Spark, 27-year-old Merissa Witt from Grand Rapids, was pinned into her car. After what the sheriff’s office described as a “lengthy extrication,” Aero Med took her to a Grand Rapids hospital. She was listed in critical condition.

Robinson Township, Lake Michigan Drive, M-231
Aero Med leaves the scene of a crash on Lake Michigan Drive at M-231 in Robinson Township. (June 8, 2017)

Neither the driver of the semi, a 45-year-old man from Twin Lake, nor the driver of the pickup, a 33-year-old from Grand Haven, were hurt.

Lake Michigan Drive was closed in both directions between 120th and 128th avenues for more than an hour, reopening around 4:45 p.m. according to Ottawa County Central Dispatch.