Five people were hospitalized after a driver failed to stop at a stop sign and struck another vehicle Thursday, in Barry County.

The accident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Eckert Road near Wood School Road in Irving Township. Authorities said a vehicle was driving east on Eckert Road, when a car driving north on Wood School Road went through a stop sign.

The sheriff's office says the at-fault driver, a 53-year-old from Freeport, failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a van with four people inside, all of who are from Battle Creek.

The driver that caused the crash was flown by AeroMed and the four people inside the other car were taken to the hospital.

There is no word on the extent of injuries and no names have been released at this time.