WALKER, Mich. — Two women were ejected from a vehicle Wednesday after it hit a tractor-trailer on northbound U.S.-131 and continued to spin out until it hit a guard rail, according to Michigan State Police.
The 18-year-old and 20-year-old, from Manton and Grand Rapids respectively, were backseat passengers and were not wearing their seat belts.
They were being driven by a 23-year-old Cadillac man in a Chevrolet. The Chevrolet left its lane of travel and struck a northbound semi-tractor and trailer on US-131, driven by a 56-year-old Bay City man. The Chevrolet then struck the right-side guardrail before continuing into the semi’s trailer causing the car to spin before eventually hitting the concrete barrier.
The two women were transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured in the crash.
The passenger car was entering northbound 131 from I-96. The crash led to the temporary closure of eastbound I-96 ramp to northbound 131 along with the northbound lanes at the 131 and I-296 split.
Police are investigating whether or not the occupants of the car have a valid reason to be out under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay at home order.
Police do not believe alcohol or speed are factors in the crash.
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