Teen Seriously Injured in I-96 Crash

Ottawa County Sheriff cruiser

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POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Sand Lake teen is in critical condition Tuesday after a two-vehicle crash on westbound I-96.

The crash happened at 1:20 p.m. west of 68th Avenue in Ottawa County’s Polkton Township.  The highway shut down for nearly three hours following the accident.

A 40-year-old Illinois man lost control of his semi-truck and collided with 19-year-old Cody Stanbaugh’s vehicle.

The semi-truck driver was cited for driving too fast for icy conditions, according to Ottawa County officials.

Stanbaugh was taken to an area hospital and is in serious condition.


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