Montcalm County crash seriously injures Belding man

Jan. 7, 2018, photos from the scene of the crash on N. Lafayette Street south of Wise Road in Eureka Township. (Montcalm County Sheriff's Office)

EUREKA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that seriously injured an Ionia County man.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. Sunday on N. Lafayette Street south of Wise Road in Eureka Township, north of Greenville.

Investigators say 46-year-old William Mason of Belding was leaving a business when he pulled into the path of a pickup truck driven by a 48-year-old Ionia man.

Rescue crews had to use the Jaws of Life to free Mason from the wreckage of his Honda Accord. He was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital with serious injuries.

Deputies say the other driver and Mason’s 54-year-old passenger were not injured in the crash, which closed portions of Greenville Road for about a half-hour.

Authorities say it’s unclear why Mason pulled into the path of the pickup truck, and there are no known contributing factors to the crash.