Alcohol believed to be factor in wrong-way crash on I-75 - WNEM TV 5


Alcohol believed to be factor in wrong-way crash on I-75

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Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a wrong-way driver crash that left two people hurt.

It happened at around 5:50 a.m. on southbound I-75, south of Parish Road in Bay County’s Kawkawlin Township.

Bay County Central Dispatch got their first call about the wrong-way driver at 5:42 a.m. after someone saw the vehicle going the wrong way on I-75.

The caller said the driver got on southbound I-75 from Wilder Road and was driving northbound in the southbound lanes.

Twenty to 30 more calls came in, with one of the last at around 5:30 a.m. when the crash was reported.

When first responders arrived they report finding a 34-year-old woman from Bentley was going the wrong way when she collided with a 43-year-old man from Standish.

The Standish man tried to avoid the wrong-way vehicle and was able to avoid a head-on crash, according to investigators.

Michigan State Police said that once the Bentley woman’s vehicle glanced off his, it went off the west side of I-75, ending up in the right traffic lane.

The woman from Bentley was the only one taken to the hospital, her condition is unclear.

The other driver had minor injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

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