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Two drivers injured following wrong-way crash with MSP cruiser

The trooper was responding to a report of a wrong-way driver on US-131 when they were hit.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan State Police cruiser was involved in a crash on US-131 after attempting to stop a wrong-way driver.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. Saturday night near Hall Street after an MSP trooper saw a wrong-way driver on heading southbound on northbound US-131.

According to a statement from MSP, the trooper attempted to stop the driver by slowing traffic and cutting off that vehicle. The driver, however, did not stop. The trooper then attempted to do a U-turn and chase after the driver, but was hit by a different vehicle going the right way. A third vehicle then rear-ended that car. 

MSP data from 2021 showed more than 400 wrong-way crashes happening in the state, up dozens from 2020

According to MSP's statement, the trooper was uninjured, but the passengers of the other two cars were left with minor injuries.

US-131 at Hall Street was closed for over three hours as road crews cleared the scene.

As the crash remains under investigation, an MSP spokesperson cautioned anyone witness to a wrong-way driver to pull over to the shoulder of the road as soon as it is safe to do so and call 911.

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