5 people, 1 dog injured in 4-vehicle crash.

October 5, 2019

5 people, 1 dog injured in 4-vehicle crash.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

GRANT TOWNSHIP – Five people were transported by Life EMS to Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus in Muskegon Saturday, Oct. 5, shortly after 2 p.m. following a four-vehicle crash on Oceana Drive north of Rothbury, according to Oceana County Sheriff’s Deputy John Fraass.

A northbound Chevrolet passenger vehicle transporting a family of four and a dog was rear-ended by a Jeep driven by an elderly woman, Fraass said. The five people involved in the crash were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The Chevrolet was attempting to turn left onto Tonawanda Trail when it was struck. Two southbound vehicles – a Volkswagon Jetta and GMC pickup truck – were trying to avoid the crash, which caused both vehicles to swerve and roll over on opposite sides of Oceana Drive, the deputy said.


The Chevrolet passenger vehicle that was rear-ended in the primary crash was driven by a 34-year-old man. The passengers were a 24-year-old woman and two children, along with the dog which was also injured.

An 18-year-old man was driving the pickup truck. In the Jetta were two 18-year-old men and an 18-year-old woman. Those in the secondary crashes were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Fraass said.

Oceana Drive was closed from Arthur Road to Cleveland Road in the vicinity of the crash.

Responding to the scene were the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Shelby Police Department, Life EMS, Grant Township Fire Department and Grant Township Rescue. Gundy’s Garge and Towing of Montague and Neal & Sons Auto and Towing of Rothbury dispatched four tow trucks to the scene.

Updates will be posted when they are available.

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