Ionia County, MI : 16-year-old, wrong-way driver injured after Alcohol, drug use a factor in I-96 crash on Sunday, June 5, 2016

Ionia County Sheriff's deputies believe alcohol and drug use are contributing factors in a head-on crash Sunday morning. The crash occurred at 8:42 a.m. on eastbound I-96 near Jordan Lake Road when a 2000 Chrysler convertible was being driven by a 16-year-old male from Hastings westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-96. The Chrysler crashed head on into a 2008 Pontiac being driven by a 24 year old female from Monroe. Both vehicles received major damage from the crash, however both drivers and a 27-year old passenger in the Pontiac were all transported from the scene by LIFE EMS with non-life threatening injuries. The crash closed eastbound I-96 for two hours. Deputies are awaiting toxicology results before sending the case to the Ionia County Prosecutors office for review. Sheriff's deputies were assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police, Berlin/Orange Fire Department and Saranac Fire Department. The Vehicles were removed from the Scene by Reed & Hoppes Towing. Source : Alcohol, drug use a factor in I-96 crash caused by 16-year-old, wrong-way driver, police say

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