Girl seriously injured in crash near Alto

BOWNE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 6-year-old was airlifted to the hospital after a crash near Alto Friday afternoon.

Michigan State Police say her injuries are considered life-threatening.

It happened around 12:50 p.m. at the intersection of Alden Nash Avenue and 84th Street in Bowne Township, southeast of Grand Rapids.

MSP says the driver of a westbound Jeep Cherokee didn’t yield to traffic on Alden Nash, causing a crash with a pickup truck hauling an empty horse trailer.

The girl was in the Jeep, along with her mother, a 43-year-old from Plainwell; father, 47; and grandmother. They were all taken to the hospital by ambulance. None of their injuries are considered life-threatening.

The three people in the pickup — a 64-year-old Morley man and his two grandchildren, ages 11 and 9 — were not hurt.

While the crash remained under investigation later Friday, MSP said alcohol was not believed to have been a factor.

Alden Nash was closed for about two hours while emergency responders were on the scene.