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Two injured in multi-car crash

Photo by Judy Reed

Two people were injured and three vehicles damaged last Thursday afternoon when a driver reportedly ran a stop sign at Algoma and 17 Mile Road in Solon Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Merry Barron, 55, of Kent City, was heading east on 17 Mile about 3:41 p.m., in a 1999 Chevy Lumina, when she ran the four-way stop sign at Algoma and struck a northbound 2009 Ford Escape on the driver’s side, which in turn struck a 1999 Dodge Ram. After hitting the Escape, the Lumina then struck the stop sign, careened off the road and struck a tree.

Photo by Judy Reed

Barron was transported to Spectrum Butterworth with multiple fractures. The driver of the Escape, James Burgess, 73, of White Cloud, was transported to Butterworth with multiple minor injuries. Driver of the Dodge Ram, Gilbert Scott, 55, of Sand Lake, did not suffer any injuries, but his truck sustained minor damage.

Solon Township Fire and the Michigan State Police assisted at the scene.

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