Authorities say two people are dead following a three-vehicle crash in Cascade Township at the  intersection of Patterson Avenue and 36th Street.
Kent County Sheriff's deputies said 23-year-old Eric Fischer from Gaines Twp. and 20-year-old Andrea Herrera from Lowell died after their car hit another one.  Both vehicles then smashed into a semi truck.

The other vehicles' occupants were not seriously injured in the 10 p.m. incident Thursday.

Deputies said alcohol was a factor for the man behind the wheel of the car with which Fischer's and Herrera's vehicle collided.  Alcohol was not a factor for Fischer or the truck driver.