Several injured in Labor Day crash

ORIENT TWP. — Several people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash occurred on Monday afternoon in Osceola County.

According to a release from the Michigan State Police, troopers from the Mount Pleasant post responded at 1:45 p.m. to the crash on U.S. 10 near 30th Avenue. All vehicles involved were eastbound. Upon investigation, troopers found a motorhome was unable to stop in time for the traffic in front of him at the four-way stop intersection.

The motorhome crashed into the vehicle in front of it, causing it to roll over. The vehicle then hit a van in front of it, causing it to crash into the vehicle in front of it.

Troopers say traffic was backed up due to the volume of traffic at the intersection. U.S. 10 was shut down for about one hour.

There were no injuries to the occupants of the motorhome. The driver of the rollover vehicle was taken to Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger of vehicle was treated at the scene. The driver and occupants of the van were treated and released at the scene. The occupants of the last car involved were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Seatbelts and child restraints were used by all involved. Troopers do not believe alcohol or drugs are a factor in the crash.

Troopers were assisted by Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Evart Police Department, Osceola County EMS, Missaukee County EMS and Evart Fire and Rescue.

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