A Saturday night car accident in Ionia County, Michigan, left three individuals dead this weekend. The crash occurred in Easton Township, near the intersection of M-21 and Bellamy Road, at about 8:30 p.m.

According to early reports, the 57-year-old Ionia man traveling westbound crossed the center line and struck an eastbound vehicle carrying a 69-year-old man and his 56-year old wife, both from Lowell. The cause of the crash is not currently known.

Fatal accidents are a tragic reminder of the inherent danger in driving. While some accidents may be unavoidable, vigilant, defensive driving can help keep you safe in most circumstances.