Two people suffer serious injuries after crash in Lake Township

Berrien County, MI (WNDU) - Two people suffered serious injuries, one life-threatening, after a two vehicle crash Saturday night in Lake Township

According to a press release from the Michigan State Police, the accident happened just after 10 p.m. Saturday night.

Investigations revealed a pickup truck was traveling south bound on Red Arrow Highway in the left lane. The 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis was also traveling southbound at a high rate of speed and attempted to pass the pickup truck on the left by crossing the center lane into the northbound lane.

The Grand Marquis clipped the left rear of the pickup truck, crossed both lanes of the highway, went off the roadway and struck several trees. Both the driver and passenger of the Grand Marquis were entrapped in their vehicle. After the driver and passenger were freed, they were transported to Lakeland Hospital where the driver, a 38 year old female from the Bridgman area, sustained life threatening injuries. The passenger, a 35 year old male from the Benton Harbor area, suffered with serious injuries.

Alcohol is suspected as a cause of the crash. It is unclear if seatbelts were used.

The occupants of the pickup truck did not sustain any injuries and suffered only minor damage to their vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation.