According to the Detroit Free Press, the accident occurred at about 3:40 p.m. ET Wednesday on Interstate 96. State police said a car attempted to change lanes and cut off a sedan driven by an East Lansing woman, who lost control of her vehicle and crossed into the path of an SUV driven by Gholston.
The two cars collided and rolled into a ditch off the shoulder of the highway.
State trooper Greg Galarneau told the Free Press that Gholston, Thomas and the woman all were wearing their seat belts and suffered only some "scratches and abrasions." No one was hospitalized.
Galarneau also said a Michigan State assistant coach was on the scene and took care of Gholston.
Michigan State on Thursday released a statement about the incident: "William Gholston and Lawrence Thomas were shaken after being involved in a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon. The police responded within minutes of the accident, and thankfully, no one was seriously injured. Fortunately, both of them were wearing their seat belts, and that made a difference in ensuring their safety."
Gholston, a sophomore defensive end who earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2011, and Thomas, a freshman linebacker, both hail from Detroit.