Two people injured, five cars and a restaurant hit in a crash in Montcalm County

Two people were injured, five cars were hit and a restaurant was damaged following a car accident in Montcalm County on Tuesday evening.

Deputies from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident at the intersection of South Sheridan and Sidney Roads in Sidney Township around 5:40 p.m.

Central Dispatch had received a call about a reckless driver traveling south on South Sheridan Road near Pakes Road. A few minutes later, the accident was reported with several cars involved.

According to deputies, a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 38-year-old man from Lyon was traveling south on Sidney Road when he failed to stop at a red light. He collided with a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 32-year-old Carson City man as it entered the Sheridan Road intersection.

The Equinox then struck a 2019 Ford Escape driven by a 61-year-old Stanton woman who was waiting on Sidney Road to turn left onto Sheridan Road.

The Silverado continued southeast after hitting the Equinox, hitting a 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by a 75-year-old Greenville woman who was in the driveway of the Crossroads Café, waiting to enter South Sheridan Road .

Deputies say the Silverado drove on, hitting a parked 2007 Buick and pushing it into the cafe, causing damage to the building.

The driver of the Silverado was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Equinox driver and his passenger were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. There were also three young occupants in the Equinox, but they were not injured.

Deputies say no one else was hurt in the accident and the M-66 was shut down for about an hour while the crash was investigated.

They say the driver of the Silverado appeared to have suffered from a medical condition. There were no indications of alcohol or drug use.

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