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Police: Alcohol possible factor in head-on critical crash in Bridgeport Twp

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BRIDGEPORT, MI (WNEM) -

Police are investigating a head-on crash that sent two drivers to the hospital, and now investigators say alcohol may have been a factor.

The Bridgeport Township Police and Fire Department were dispatched to a head-on crash on Junction Road, west of Reimer, in Bridgeport Township at about 6:20 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.

The investigation shows that a 2003 GMC Yukon XL, driven by a 61-year-old Carrollton Township man, was eastbound on Junction Road and struck a westbound 2016 Chevrolet Silverado.

The fire department said they had to use the Jaws of Life to extract the Carrollton Township driver.

He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital by MMR and was in critical condition at the time of the accident. 

Police believe alcohol may have been a factor with that driver.

The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado, a 24-year old Frankenmuth man, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries and was later released.

The road was shut down for a few hours for investigators to survey the scene.

The accident is still under investigation by the Bridgeport Township Police Department with help from the Saginaw Area Crash Investigation Team.

When the investigation is complete, it will be handed to the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for review and charges.

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