CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MI (WXYZ) — According to Michigan State Police, an officer was involved in a crash that occurred on the Boyne City Road near Quarterline in Hayes Township at approximately 9:40 p.m. Friday night.
According to police, the trooper was transporting a prisoner to the Charlevoix County Jail when a vehicle crossed the centerline towards the patrol vehicle. The trooper made an evasive maneuver to avoid a head-on collision when another vehicle, a blue minivan occupied by two persons, struck the patrol vehicle.
The driver of the minivan, a 42-year-old Charlevoix man, was taken to Munson Healthcare Hospital in Charlevoix and later lodged in the Charlevoix County Jail.
His passenger, an 11-year-old female, was taken to McLaren Hospital in Petoskey.
She suffered a broken ankle and was later released.
The crash remains under investigation. Drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash.