POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Deputies clearing the scene of one accident Monday night near Coopersville quickly had to move east down the freeway to a second accident.
The first accident happened around 7:15 p.m. three miles west of Coopersville on westbound I-96. Deputies say a driver lost control and rolled her SUV into a ditch. She was taken to Hackley Hospital.
Around 8:40 p.m., two miles east of the first scene, a semi and a car collided.
Deputies say the semi, driven by Roger TenBrink of Whitehall, slowed down for the backup from the first crash. The car, driven by 28-year-old Alton Corbin of Grand Rapids, did not slow down in time and hit the back axle of a tanker truck.
Corbin and his passenger, 32-year-old Melinda Vincent of Grand Rapids, were pinned in the car. An Areo Med crew flew both victims to Spectrum Butterworth in Grand Rapids, where they were listed in critical condition.