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1 Arrested Following Chain-Reaction Crash

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Photo courtesy of the Ionia County Sheriff's Office

Photo courtesy of the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office

IONIA, Mich. — A 38-year-old man from Carson City was arrested on suspicion of operating under the influence of drugs as well as driving on a suspended license. He is accused of causing a chain-reaction crash in Ionia County.

According to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office, the at-fault driver drove left of center at a high speed and caused the crash in front of the Admiral gas station on M-66 at E. Tuttle Road.  He was driving southbound in the northbound lane of M-66. The driver entered the intersection on a red light and hit Michaela Lewis from Saranac, 17, who was turning left from Tuttle to M-66. Lewis was taken to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Lewis’ car spun around and went airborne before hitting a second vehicle, which was stopped on M-66 at the red light.

The at-fault driver then hit a street sign before going into a ditch.

All of the drivers were wearing seat belts, and the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate.

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  • radmobile

    well it seems a consistent erratic driving behavior is bound to catch up with you. At 38 years old you would think he would be quite accustomed to our cultures 'prompt and organized driving techniques. Whats really sad is this joker injured a girl who is less than half his age. a girl with that much less experience on the road probably obeying the rules and this happens.

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