29-Year-Old Union City Woman Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in M-66 Crash

Accident – Death – Obituary News : LEROY TWP. — In a tragic incident on Wednesday morning, a 29-year-old woman from Union City, identified as Sarah Thompson, sustained life-threatening injuries after being ejected from her vehicle in a collision on M-66. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office promptly responded to the scene of the two-vehicle crash, which occurred at the intersection of M-66 and K Drive S at approximately 9:50 a.m.

According to preliminary investigation findings, Thompson was traveling westbound on K Drive S when she failed to yield at the stop sign at the intersection with M-66. As a result, her vehicle collided with a northbound vehicle driven by a 31-year-old woman from Athens, whose identity remains undisclosed. The impact of the collision caused Thompson to be ejected from her vehicle and suffer critical injuries.

Emergency services swiftly arrived on the scene, and Thompson was immediately airlifted to Bronson Hospital for urgent medical attention. The severity of her injuries necessitated immediate intervention from medical professionals. The driver of the northbound vehicle, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, was also transported to Bronson Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

In response to the incident, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team has initiated a thorough investigation to determine the exact sequence of events leading to the crash. The team will meticulously analyze all available evidence, including witness statements and forensic examination of the vehicles involved, to reconstruct the accident accurately.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office received invaluable assistance from various agencies during their response to the crash. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribal Police Department, Leroy Township Fire Department, Newton Township Fire Department, LifeCare, AirCare, Marshall Area Fire Fighters Ambulance Authority, Michigan Department of Transportation, and the Calhoun County Road Department all played vital roles in ensuring the safety and well-being of the individuals involved and managing the aftermath of the collision.

As the investigation continues, authorities urge anyone with information regarding the crash to come forward and assist law enforcement in their efforts to piece together the events leading up to the incident. Any additional details or eyewitness accounts may significantly contribute to the accurate reconstruction of the accident.

This unfortunate collision serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to traffic regulations and exercising caution at intersections. It highlights the potential consequences of failing to yield at stop signs, which can lead to severe injuries and even loss of life. Motorists are urged to remain vigilant on the roads, obey traffic laws, and prioritize safety for themselves and others.

For further updates on this ongoing investigation, please contact reporter Greyson Steele at gsteele@battlecreekenquirer.com..

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