DELTA COUNTY, MI – On Thursday, August 24th, 2017, at 12:52 p.m., the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle crash on I-496 west of Creyts Rd in Delta Township.
The preliminary investigation showed a vehicle with a lone male driver was travelling on e/b I-496 when he crossed the median. The vehicle traveled between two MDOT trucks that were doing repair work on the westbound side of I-496. The vehicle just missed striking one of the trucks then continued until it crashed into trees on the north side of w/b I-496. The driver was uninjured. Deputies believe that the driver was under the influence of “duster”, huffing this prior to the crash.
Deputies will continue to investigate and reports will be forwarded to the Eaton County Prosecutors Office. The driver was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
This crash highlights the dangers of huffing. The driver, other motorists, and the MDOT workers are lucky not to have been injured in this dangerous incident.