1 hurt, hundreds delayed after crash during morning commute

1 hurt, hundreds delayed after crash on U.S. 131

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Hundreds of commuters traveling into Grand Rapids were delayed this morning after a two-car crash on Southbound U.S. 131.

The crash happened just after 7:15 a.m. near the Ann Street exit.

Michigan State Police say a 27-year-old Grand Rapids man was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix when he lost control and spun into the path of a Ford Taurus.

The driver of the Grand Prix was taken to Spectrum Hospital where he is listed in serious condition. The driver of the Taurus, a 31-year-old man from Newaygo, was treated for minor injuries.

Both left lanes were closed as a result, delaying traffic coming from Eastbound I-96 as well as Southbound U.S. 131. A second crash was reported in the backup, on EB I-96 near Walker Avenue. No one was hurt.

Police asked drivers to find an alternative route, as both lanes were closed for more than two hours.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Kayla Fortney is a digital producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

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