Three people were sent to the hospital after the car they were traveling in hit a tree in Mecosta County’s Deerfield Township.
Sheriff Deputies say the vehicle was traveling west bound on Washington when it came over the hill and attempted to avoid a tree limb in the road.
The driver attempted to correct the vehicle however lost control and went off the roadway and struck a tree.
The driver, a 20-year old Big Rapids man and a passenger were taken to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital with non life threatening injuries while a third passenger was taken to Grand Rapids Spectrum Health Hospital for his injuries.
Alcohol, drugs and speed appear to be factors in this accident, according to deputies.