Muskegon teen hurt in crash on westbound I-96 near Coopersville

Becky Vargo • Jun 21, 2017 at 12:59 PM

POLKTON TWP. — A Muskegon woman was injured when her vehicle was struck by another car Tuesday evening on I-96 near Coopersville.

One westbound lane was closed for about an hour after the crash, police said.

Emergency crews were called shortly before 7 p.m. to the crash scene, about a mile west of 68th Avenue and near the 15-mile marker.

Sgt. Jay Douglas of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said that Devin Nickerson, 19, of Conklin was driving a 2007 Pontiac G6 west on the highway, reached down to retrieve something off the floor and lost control of his car. The vehicle drifted across the center lane and struck a 2001 Chevy Tracker in the driver’s door.

The driver of the Tracker, 18-year-old Meghan Wurm of Muskegon, was pinned inside her vehicle for a short time, the sergeant said.

Coopersville-Polkton firefighters extricated her and she was taken by ambulance to Hackley Hospital in Muskegon. Wurm was in stable condition following the crash, Douglas said.

Nickerson was not injured. He was ticketed for careless driving.

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