Troopers track vehicle after it plows into house, flees scene - WNEM TV 5

Troopers track vehicle after it plows into house, flees scene

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BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

Michigan State Troopers from the Tri-City post were dispatched Tuesday morning to a hit-and-run crash that occurred during the early morning hours when a vehicle struck a house and left the scene.

Troopers said evidence indicated a vehicle was traveling east on Fischer Road in Bridgeport Township when it failed to stop at a stop sign at the "T" intersection for Studor Road. The vehicle attempted to navigate a left turn north onto Studor, but lost control and struck a house.

Investigators said the front porch was heavily damaged. The homeowner was sleeping and woke up when she heard the commotion around 2:30 a.m., but told police she didn't realize at the time her home had been struck by a vehicle.

When the extent of the damage to the home was discovered in the morning, the homeowner called 911. Troopers found evidence that the vehicle was dragged away by another vehicle and they were able to follow the scrapes and gouges in the roadway for 2 miles. The vehicle that hit the porch was found parked inside a garage at a Bridgeport Township home.

State Police said the driver during the crash was a 43-year-old Spaulding Township man. Authorities said a report on the incident will be sent to the Saginaw County Prosecutor's office for charges, which could include reckless driving, hit-and-run and failing to report a crash.

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