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Police: Drunk driver going the wrong way on U.S. 127 near Mason hits two other cars

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 13:28:41-04

MASON, Mich. — Three people were taken to the hospital Wednesday night after a three-car crash on U.S. 127 near Mason.

Police said an intoxicated 21-year-old man was driving a pickup truck in the wrong direction in the northbound lane and struck two cars.

According to a tweet from Michigan State Police First District, a trooper traveling northbound on U.S. 127 near Barnes Road in Ingham County came across the crash.

Two of the vehicles were on fire and the trooper rescued the driver whose Ford-150 was fully engulfed in flames. The trooper suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation.

Officers from the Leslie and Mason police departments as well as the Ingham County Sheriff's Office worked to extingush the fire, as it was spreading to another vehicle where the driver was pinned inside, according to a press release.

The officers were able to slow the spread of the fire and rescue the driver.

Another trooper was also treated for smoke inhalation.

The driver of the pickup remains in the hospital with serious injuries. One of the other drivers is still in the hospital with serious injuries. The other has been treated and released.

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Car crash Wednesday night

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Hannah McIlree

5:13 PM, Nov 14, 2022

Mason, Leslie

Neighborhood Reporter

Hannah McIlree