Car crashes into front-end loader, two victims flown to hospital

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MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Two people were flown to the hospital after their car crashed into the back of a front-end loader in Holton Township on Thursday night.

The crash happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Maple Island Road just south of 60th Street.  According to Michigan State Police, a car and the construction equipment were both southbound on Maple Island, when the car rear-ended the loader.  That car ended up sliding underneath the loader, pinning the driver and passenger inside.

When crews arrived, they were able to get the victims out.  Due to the severity of their injuries, two Aero Med helicopters flew the victims to the hospital.  Their conditions are unknown at this time.

The driver of the front-end loader was not injured.

It is not clear if alcohol played a role in the crash, but police believe that lighting conditions and the slow speed of the front-end loader likely had roles in this accident.

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  • Alisa O'Neil

    This is the 3rd report I read on this accident. The first one you stated it was just south of Hesperia and a piece of farm equipment was involved. And someone took off from the scene.. 2nd report was a front end loader and alcohol was involved.. Now it says Muskegon County and they were pinned under the piece of equipment and apparently no one fled the scene.. Cracks me up!! Lol

    • Victoria

      It was south of hesperia, but is muskegon county. And a front end loader is farm equipment. As far as if someone fled the scene or if alcohol was involved, those are things that nobody knows until the police make an official statement.

      • AR

        It was way south of Hesperia. South of Fremont, even. And depending on the size of the loader, it could either farm or construction equipment. I also, heard that alcohol was involved and that the crash happened after 7:00 pm. All the news stations have a different report.