DALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Michigan State Police confirm a 24-year-old woman lost her life in a traffic crash early Friday afternoon in Muskegon County’s Dalton Township.
Troopers responded around 1:30 p.m. to the scene at M-120/Holton Road and E. Michillinda Road, north of Muskegon and south of Twin Lake. The Michigan Department of Transportation say the crash scene didn’t clear until 4:20 p.m. – nearly three hours after the crash. M-DOT says M-120 was closed between Michillina Road and Fifth Street.
According to police, the Twin Lake woman was heading southbound on M-120 when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a northbound SUV. MSP says the other vehicle had three people inside it – they suffered “non-life threatening injuries”.
Investigators say it’s unknown so far whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
The woman’s name was immediately available, as police worked to notify her relatives.
Besides MSP troopers, assisting agencies at the scene included the Dalton Township Fire Department, ProMed Ambulance, Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department, and A2B Towing.