MSP: 18 taken to hospital after party bus crash

GRANT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State Police say 18 people were taken to the hospital after a party bus crash in Newaygo County Saturday night.

It happened around 9:12 p.m. at the intersection of 22 Mile Road NW and Peach Ridge Avenue in Grant Township.

Troopers say the bus was northbound on Peach Ridge when it did not stop for the stop sign. The bus went off the road on the north side of 22 Mile Road, where it struck a sign and then the ditch.

According to MSP, 12 passengers were taken to Spectrum Butterworth hospital where they are in stable condition.

Troopers say six other passengers were taken to St. Mary’s hospital where they were treated and released.

The driver of the bus was not injured, according to MSP.

The crash remains under investigation, but troopers say alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

**This article has been corrected to show that the crash happened in Grant Township, not Kent City.