Car bursts into flames after morning crash, leaving one in hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –  One person is in the hospital after a SUV slides off the road and hits a guard rail.

Michigan State Police say they arrived at the scene around 11am Saturday morning to the SUV on fire. Three young males from the Grand Rapids area were heading down 96 east when they crashed into the guard rail on the US-131 North exit heading toward Big Rapids.

All three occupants were able to escape the vehicle before it caught on fire. One of the individuals was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, the others escaped unharmed.

Police attribute the icy road conditions to the cause of the accident. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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