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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. 

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