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Police looking for suspected drunk driver after fleeing the scene of accident

Police in Mecosta County are on the lookout for a driver who was in a suspected drunk driving accident that left a passenger with serious injuries. 


The Mecosta County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a one vehicle accident on 13-Mile Road and 190th Avenue in Mecosta Township.


An investigation determined a Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling eastbound on 13 Mile Rd and 190th Ave at a high rate of speed.  The driver lost control, ran off the roadway and struck a tree. 


The driver then fled the scene leaving his injured passenger pinned in the vehicle.  Witnesses state the driver was picked up by another person that appeared to be following them.  That vehicle is described as a white Buick SUV with a female driver. 


Deputies check the area and the local hospitals for the driver; however, the driver was not located.


The 27-year-old passenger was transported to the Big Rapids ER with serious injuries. 


Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.


The Mecosta County Sheriff’s is asking for help identifying the driver of the F-150 and the white Buick SUV. 


If you have any information, please contact the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office or Meceola Central Dispatch. 


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