A two-vehicle crash in Nelson Township Friday morning sent four people to the hospital, including one with life-threatening injuries.
The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. at the corner of 18 Mile Road and Myers Lake Avenue.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the investigation determined that a Red 2008 Dodge Caravan, driven by Kellie Austin, age 41, from Rockford, was traveling southbound on Myers Lake Avenue. The red Caravan pulled out in front of a 2012 Black Chevy Suburban driven by Tia Powell, age 30, from Gowen, that had the right of way while traveling eastbound on 18 Mile Road. The black Suburban struck the front passenger side of the red Caravan. This sent both vehicles into the southeast corner of the intersection. The Suburban then struck a utility pole.
According to emergency personnel on scene, Kellie Austin was sent to Spectrum Health with life-threatening injuries. She had no passengers.
Tia Powell suffered back and stomach pain. The front seat passenger of the black Suburban, Tamera Townes, age 55, from Cedar Springs, suffered back pain. The rear center passenger of the black Suburban, Isaiah Powell age 2 from Gowen, suffered a bump to his lip. All three were transported by Rockford Ambulance to Butterworth Hospital.
All occupants were wearing seatbelts. Isaiah Powell was in his car seat.
Assisting at the scene was Cedar Springs Fire Department and Rockford Ambulance.
The intersection was closed for several hours while the police investigated the scene.
The case is still under investigation.