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SPARTA TWP., Mich. (WZZM)- Threepeople suffered minor injuries in a crash that deputies say could have been much worse.

The crash happened just after 8:00am on 15 Mile Road, just east of Kenowa Avenue.

Kent County Sheriff's Deputies tell our crew on the scene that a small truck was slowing down to turn around while traveling on 15 Mile heading east, when a car also heading east hit the back of the truck. The 18-year-old driver and his 15-year-old sister who was in the car had been blinded by the morning sun. They were wearing their seatbelts and the car's airbags did deploy.

15 Mile Road was closed for a time Monday morning. All those involved suffered minor injuries.