The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Montcalm Dispatch of an erratic driver in the area of West Sidney Road and South Berridge Road in Montcalm Township on Sunday, November 20, at about 1 p.m. As deputies searched the area for a Chevy Lumina minivan, they were dispatched to a personal injury accident involving the vehicle.
According to police, the minivan had crossed the center line and struck a red Dodge Durango, occupied by a family of five. Three children, ages 11, 6, and 3, were in the Durango and transported to Spectrum United Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The 38-year-old driver of the Lumina is suspected of driving under the influence of prescription pain medication at the time of the crash. All passengers in the Durango were wearing a seatbelt, but the driver of the minivan was not.
The report has been sent to the prosecutor’s office and charges are pending while the crash remains under investigation.