TAWAS Twp. – Two Tawas City residents were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in overturned on July 2.
The crash took place just before 3 p.m. on Miller Road, near Bischoff Road, in Tawas Township.
The Michigan State Police (MSP) advise that David Clifford Barnes, 25, was driving a Chevrolet Spark, which was also occupied by Danielle Rae Jenkins, 40.
Authorities state that Barnes was eastbound on Miller Road when his passenger grabbed the wheel and caused the car to cross the center line. Barnes then over-corrected, which result in the vehicle going into the shoulder and ditch. When the car struck the ditch, it rolled over onto its side and came to a rest.
Barnes – who was not wearing a seat belt – and Jenkins, who was wearing a seat belt, each sustained incapacitating injuries. Jenkins also became trapped in the vehicle, and both she and Barnes were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the incident, after which Barnes’ vehicle required a tow from the crash site.
In addition to the MSP, others responding to the scene were personnel from the East Tawas Fire Department, Tawas City Fire Department, Iosco County Sheriff’s Office and Iosco County EMS.