Couple injured in U.S. 131 accident, police searching for second vehicle

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 11:27 am on Sunday, April 22, 2012

REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP – A Reed City couple was injured in an accident Saturday afternoon on U.S. 131.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at 3 p.m. on southbound U.S. 131 south of Cutler Road in Reynolds Township.

Deputies believe two vehicles were heading south when the vehicle in front, a red Ford Ranger pickup, suddenly braked.

The car behind, a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu driven by David Wolansky, 56, of Reed City, had to swerve to avoid the truck and in doing so lost control, going off the road and hitting some trees.

The truck continued southbound on U.S. 131.

Wolansky and his wife, Susan Wolansky, 53, had to be extricated from their car by medical/fire personnel using the Jaws of Life.

Susan Wolansky was taken to Mecosta County General Hospital in Big Rapids by Mecosta County Emergency Medical Services. Her injuries/condition are unknown but are believed to be non-life-threatening.

David Wolansky was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services with a serious leg injury. His condition is unknown.
Deputies are looking for the red Ford Ranger as a vehicle of interest. It’s an an older vehicle with stickers in the rear window.

The crash remains under investigation.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Howard City Fire Department.

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