LOWELL (AP) – Authorities say at least three girls are critically injured after their SUV crashed on Interstate 96 in western Michigan as they traveled to a high school basketball game.

Phil Dougherty, a local fire chief in Kent County, tells The Grand Rapids Press that the three were ejected from the vehicle near Lowell. Two other girls were also in the car Friday.

The five are from Grand Haven High School.

They were traveling to Michigan State University to watch the school’s girls basketball team in the state semifinals. Buses carrying other students passed the crash scene.

Grand Haven Tribune sports writer Nate Thompson says fog played a role. He says the Honda SUV plowed through a metal barrier and landed on its side.

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Comments (4)
  1. Crash McCar says:

    More Michigan kids getting banged up in car accidents. Obviously the message isn’t being “texted” through enough. Driving discipline and vehicle dynamics is still not being taught, being enforced, being demonstrated, being impressed upon the minds of young drivers. Kinetic energy of a high speed vehicles = more energy than the ultimate tensile strength of bone and tissue. All Michiganders need better vehicle dynamics preparation

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