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Police: four injured in possible drunk-driving crash in Mecosta Co.

AUSTIN TWP., Mich. — Mecosta County Sheriff’s investigators figure alcohol and careless driving may’ve factored into a crash early Saturday morning that left 4 people injured.

It happened just after 4 a.m. on 170th Avenue, south of 8 Mile Road in Mecosta County’s Austin Township.

Police say the vehicle was “doing donuts” in the intersection when it struck a stop sign.

A Sheriff’s Office news release says the 21-year-old driver from Big Rapids┬áthen continued driving southbound “doing burnouts, lost control and struck a tree.”

Police say three passengers – all in their 20s – suffered non-life threatening injuries, and were taken to Spectrum Health Big Rapids for treatment. The driver suffered “very minor” injuries.

Crews from the Austin Township Fire & Rescue, and Mecosta County EMS assisted deputies at the crash scene.


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