FAIRPLAIN TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old Sheridan teenager was seriously injured and flown to a Grand Rapids hospital Sunday after the car transporting the teen struck a tree.
The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-car injury crash Sunday at approximately 3:57 p.m. near the intersection of West Nelson and Brown roads.
An investigation revealed that a 16-year-old Greenville youth traveling westbound on Nelson Road in a 2003 Dodge Neon lost control and struck a tree.
The 16-year-old passenger of Sheridan, riding in the front passenger seat, was flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids via AeroMed with serious injuries.
The teen was not wearing a seatbelt.
The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, and a 15-year-old Sheridan youth, who was not wearing a seatbelt, were treated at Sheridan Community Hospital with minor injuries.
The driver was cited for driving too fast and received a graduated driver’s license violation.
Airbags were deployed during the crash.
The names of the teens are not being released at this time.
Montcalm County Emergency Services treated the injured parties.