GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The driver in a crash that ended with a vehicle split in half is in critical condition, authorities say.
The crash happened around 4:40 a.m. Tuesday on Lafayette Avenue SE between Fulton and Washington streets. The driver was speeding down Lafayette and crashed into a tree on the east side of the road, according to Grand Rapids Police spokesperson Raul Alvarez.
The driver, a 20-year-old man, was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in critical condition. Alvarez said it was not immediate known if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
Authorities hauled away pieces of the vehicle and cleared the roadway. The tree was left severely damaged as well.
The crash is still under investigation.
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