LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- A woman is dead following a crash in Lowell Wednesday morning.
The Kent County Sheriff's Department says Kristina Garza, 24, was a passenger in a 1999 Ford Taurus when it crashed into a tree.
The driver of the vehicle, Brian Welch, 22, was taken by ambulance to Butterworth Hospital where he is listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.
Around 7 a.m., an off-duty Grand Rapids police officer saw the wrecked vehicle and called it in. The car struck a tree near the intersection of Vergennes Street and Alden Nash Avenue. That is just east of the high school.
The car was going west on Vergennes when it went off the road and hit a tree.
The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.