Emergency Crews Respond to Serious Vehicle Crash in Pere Marquette Twp.

Emergency crews responded to a serious single-vehicle crash in Pere Marquette Township early Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred around 3:43 a.m. Wednesday when a 2011 BMW, traveling southbound on Lakeshore Drive north of Chauvez Road, left the right side of the road and struck several trees, trapping the driver and a front seat passenger.

Upon arriving on the scene, deputies from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office found both front seat occupants unconscious and seriously injured.

The driver, a 20-year-old Hart man, was transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital with serious injuries.

A 17-year-old from Ludington, who was a front seat passenger, was flown to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids with critical injuries. An 18 year-old Oceana County female, riding in the back seat, was treated at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Ludington Fire Department Jaws of Life, Pere Marquette Township Fire Department, Life EMS and Michigan State Police Hart Post all responded to the scene and assisted the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

A preliminary report indicates that speed and alcohol are potential factors in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.