On Saturday, Sep. 16 at 4:52 P.M., deputies from the Mecosta County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a private property injury accident involving a side by side vehicle. The incident took place near Jefferson Rd. and 165th Ave. in Deerfield TWP.
Per witness statements and an early investigation, a 48-year-old male from Morley and his 15-year-old passenger were traveling westbound in a field when they hit some rocks and lost control of the side by side. The vehicle then went air born and flipped, ejecting both the driver and passenger. Neither driver or passenger were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the incident.
The driver was transported directly to Butterworth hospital in Grand Rapids for serious injuries. The 15-year-old passenger was transported to Corewell hospital in Big Rapids as precautionary measure by family.
The Mecosta County Sheriff's Department was assisted by Meceola Central Dispatch, Morley Fire and Rescue, and Mecosta County EMS.