2017-03-23 / News

Five people, dog injured when pickup crashes into creek in field

810-452-2652 • lrocha@mihomepaper.com

GAINES TOWNSHIP – A joyride through an open field ended with a pickup truck crashing into a creek early Sunday.

Five people suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, but the driver’s dog had to be euthanized after sustaining a broken neck in the wreck, according to state police 1st Lt. David Kaiser of the Flint Post.

The crash occurred just before 4 a.m. in Jones Creek between Grand Blanc, Van Vleet, Cook and Nichols roads.

A 22-year-old Gaines man who was driving the 2003 GMC west through a harvested soybean field told crash investigators he did not see the creek, Kaiser said.

The driver was accompanied by a 21-year-old Holly man, two Fenton women, ages 18 and 21, and a 19-year-old Grand Blanc woman.

The truck was registered to a Davisburg address.

A relative of the person who owns the land brought a backhoe to the property to remove the vehicle from the creek after the tow truck driver could not get through the field, Kaiser said.

Police charged the driver with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, he said.

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