OSCEOLA COUNTY — Two people were flown to the hospital on Saturday after a crash on US-10.
The Osceola County Sherriff’s office was dispatched to a personal injury accident on US-10 near Lakola Road in Richmond Township.
The highway was closed for approximately five hours as Reed City Fire Rescue utilized Jaws of Life to remove people who were critically injured, deputies said. Aeromed helicopter landed on US-10 and took two people to Grand Rapids Hospital. Five others were taken by ambulance to Reed City Corwell Hospital.
The driver of the Ford Fusion, a 17-year-old male from Evart, lost control along with three others when he crossed the center line and collided head on with a GMC pickup driven by a 51-year-old Baldwin man, deputies said. The Baldwin man’s 12-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son were also in the car.
The driver and front seat passenger of the Ford were flown to the hospital, deputies reported.
The cause of the accident is yet to be determined, but officials say speed is believed to be a factor.