Sheriff: Alcohol 'appears to have played a role' in US-10 crash
Alcohol appears to have been a factor in a crash on US-10 Sunday morning, the Sheriff's Office reports.
According to the Mason County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened Sunday morning around 7:30 on US-10 east of Brye Road in Amber Township.
An investigation revealed that a 2001 Chevy Malibu, driven by a 21-year-old Ludington man, pulled out of the Meijer parking lot attempting to cross US-10 but pulled into the path of an eastbound 2007 Jeep Liberty driven by a 75-year-old Scottville man.
The Sheriff's Office says the driver of the Jeep could not avoid hitting the Malibu on the passenger side door causing major damage to both cars.
The driver of the Chevy was taken to Spectrum Health in Ludington and later to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids for serious injuries. A passenger in his car, a 21-year-old female from Ludington, had to freed using the jaws-of-life. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Spectrum Health in Ludington then taken to Grand Rapids, as well.
The driver of the Jeep was uninjured, but his 74-year-old female passenger was injured. She was treated at Spectrum Health in Ludington.
The Sheriff's Department reports that alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.