2 men injured in high-speed accident


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 11:59 am on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

 MORTON TOWNSHIP — Two men were injured after their car crashed into a tree at a high rate of speed this morning.

Mecosta County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at 9:05 a.m. on 5 Mile Road near 120th Avenue.

Deputies found that a car traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed lost control on a curve and slid off the roadway into a tree.

The driver of the vehicle, Michael Leonard, 22, of Lakeview, was transported by Mecosta County Emergency Medical Services to Spectrum Health Kelesy Hospital in Lakeview.

A passenger of the vehicle, Ross Daniels, 23, of Three Rivers, was transported to a Grand Rapids hospital by AeroMed.

Both men are believed to have non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies were assisted by Morley and Morton Township Fire and Rescue.

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