Two seriously injured following Sherman Township crash

July 2, 2023

Two seriously injured following Sherman Township crash

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — Two people were seriously injured following a two-vehicle crash Saturday, July 1, at the intersection of Custer and Sugar Grove roads. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at 2:21 p.m. 

According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, a preliminary investigation from crash investigators indicates that a 2015 Nissan Rogue, driven by a 21-year-old Watervliet man,  was traveling east on Sugar Grove Road and failed to stop at the stop sign at Custer Road. The Rogue collided with a 2021 GMC Denali which was northbound on Custer Road. As a result of the crash, the Denali overturned several times. 

Both occupants in the Rogue were unconscious and trapped within the vehicle.  The driver of the Nissan was transported to Corewell Health Ludington Hospital by ambulance then was flown to a Grand Rapids hospital by AeroMed helicopter. He is listed in critical condition, Cole said.  The passenger in the Rogue, a 23 year-old Benton Harbor man, was transported by ambulance to Corewell Health Ludington Hospital and then transferred to by ambulance to a Grand Rapids hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

Both occupants of the Danali, the driver, a 53 year-old Macomb man and a 28-year-old Quincy, Mich. female from Quincy, were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Emergency units responding included Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan Department of Natural Resources law enforcement, Fountain Area Fire Department, Custer Fire Department, Free Soil/Meade Fire Department, and Life EMS.

The crash remains under investigation by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Crash Re-construction Team.   

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