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Officers respond to crash near G Drive, Verona in Calhoun Co.
MARSHALL, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Three people are dead, and two are critically injured following a single car crash just off eastbound I-94 Monday.
Deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office responded at around 3:30 p.m. to the area off eastbound I-94 near the Verona Road overpass.
Deputies believe that the vehicle, a 2013 Ford Explorer, was traveling eastbound when it ran off the highway and struck a tree, causing "severe damage."
There were five occupants inside the vehicle.
The driver, 55-year-old William Gatesy Jr., died at the scene, as did 53-year-old Dawn Gatesy and 28-year-old William Gatesy III.
A 27-year-old male passenger and an 81-year-old female passenger were transported to Bronson for treatment.
Their injuries are considered non-life threatening.
All five occupants are reportedly from the east side of the state.
The crash caused eastbound I-94 to be shut down for about an hour.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.