ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 18-year-old man is in critical condition after the car he was driving collided with a Kent County dump truck Thursday afternoon.
The accident happened around 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of Pine Island Drive and 14 Mile Road.
The Kent County Sheriff's Department says 18-year-old Lee Tompkins of Cedar Springs was traveling eastbound on 14 Mile when he ran through a stop sign.
Tompkins' 2001 Chevy Malibu was broadsided by a fully loaded Kent County Road Commission dump truck, which was traveling northbound on Pine Island Drive.
The truck veered off the road, over a ditch and through a yard, slamming into a house. The car was pushed up the road and into a ditch.
Kent County Road Commission Director Jerry Byrne says it's easy to understand how far the vehicles traveled, when you consider the dump truck weighs about 25 tons. He says the car likely weighs under two tons.