Drug use suspected in Sunday US 10-31 crash. 

October 23, 2017

Drug use suspected in Sunday US 10-31 crash. 


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

AMBER TOWNSHIP — Drug use was suspected in a two vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on US 10-31 near Dennis Road. A 28-year-old Ludington man was also arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies on an outstanding failure to appear warrant out of Mason County.

According to Sheriff Kim Cole, a Ford Escape was traveling eastbound on US 10-31 and lost control after hydroplaning, and crossed into the westbound lanes and collided with an oncoming Chevrolet Sonoma pickup truck.

The crash resulted in injuries to four people, including the three occupants of the Ford Escape and the driver of the pickup, who was the sole occupant of that vehicle. Two of the occupants of the Ford were transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. The other injured parties sought their own transportation to the hospital. Non of the injuries were life threatening, Cole said.

Cole said drug use was suspected based on observations deputies made at the scene. The case remains under investigation pending blood test results.

Responding to the scene were Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Scottville Fire Department, Ludington Fire Department, and Life EMS ambulance.

The initial story posted Sunday on Mason County Press stated that both vehicles were westbound, based on preliminary observations from deputies on the scene. At that time, the driver of the Chevrolet was not reported as injured.

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