PIERSON TOWNSHIP — The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Wednesday afternoon crash on Waterwheel Road near West County Line Road, in which one person was injured.
A 1997 Dodge Caravan was traveling westbound on Waterwheel Road when it lost control, ran off the road and struck a tree around 2:30 p.m.
The driver, a 19-year-old man from Sand Lake, was not injured, but was issued a citation for violation of the basic speed law.
The passenger, a 20-year-old man from Sand Lake, was flown to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.
Airbags deployed in the vehicle and both occupants were wearing seat belts. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Howard City Fire Department and Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services.