DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 3:54PM, the Isabella County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 1 car rollover accident, on Millbrook Road West of Gilmore Road, that claimed the life a female driver.
The vehicle, a Dodge pick up truck, appeared to have left the roadway and launched into a field. Once the vehicle went into the field it is believed that the driver over corrected the wheel and the vehicle began to roll over several times.
The vehicle struck a power pole with a transformer which brought the power lines down, along with the transformer. The vehicle then caught fire with the victim inside of it. The power line and transformer are not believed to be involved in the ignition of the vehicle fire.
Two fire / rescue first responders were in the area and responded to the call quickly. Once on scene they discovered the vehicle engulfed in flames and were unable to get to the victim. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
At this time it appears that speed was a factor in the crash.
The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office is currently working with the Sparrow Medical examiner’s Office to positively identify the victim in this tragic crash.
No further information is available at this time. Please check back for updates.