OSCEOLA COUNTY, MI – On Sunday, September 28th, 2014, at approximately 12:30 am, Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling in a high rate of speed in excess of the posted speed limit.
The offense occurred on 220th Ave. near 6 mile road. The suspect failed to stop and increased his speed, disregarding stop signs in the attempt to flee from the deputies.
The suspect continued to flee east on 7 mile road where the driver lost control of his vehicle where the asphalt turns to gravel on 7 mile east of 200th ave. The suspect vehicle left the road way and rolled several times. The vehicle caught fire from the accident and deputies were able put the fire out with their fire extinguisher.
Deputies provided medical assistance until the arrival the Fire/Rescue and EMS.
The suspect driver, a 37-year-old male from Sand Lake, was transported to Reed City Hospital and later flown to Butterworth. The passenger, a 35-year-old man from Lake City, was also transported and flown to Butterworth.
The accident is still currently under investigation. The names are being withheld at this time pending charges. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this incident. The case is being prepared for review, by the Osceola County Prosecutor.
The driver is in stable condition and the passenger is in critical medical condition.
The accident scene was investigated by the Michigan State Police.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the work of the Reed City Fire/Rescue, Reed City Police, MSP, and Osceola County EMS.