Police: Alcohol believed to be factor in fatal tree crash - WNEM TV 5

Police: Alcohol believed to be factor in fatal tree crash

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ISABELLA COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A 44-year-old Mt. Pleasant female is dead after she crashed her vehicle into a tree.

The accident happened shortly before midnight on Aug. 4 on S. Wyman Road in Isabella County’s Rolland Township.

Nicole Ballinger was driving her 2006 Suzuki Forenza north on Wyman Road when she failed to navigate the curve at S. County Line Road, police said.

Ballinger ran off the road and crashed into a large tree.

Aero Med responded to the scene, but Ballinger died before they could load her into the air ambulance, police said.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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