ALCOHOL SUSPECTED

Both the driver of this vehicle and his passenger sustained non-incapacitating injuries when they were struck by another driver on July 29 in Reno Township. They were also traveling with a 2-year-old female, who was unharmed. The other driver was reported to have sustained injuries, as well, and alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the collision.

RENO Twp. – The Michigan State Police (MSP) report that three people sustained non-incapacitating injuries during a July 29 rollover crash in Reno Township.

The collision occurred at 12:35 a.m. on M-65, near Old State Road.

Police advise that Constance Sharon Martin, 75, Spruce, was northbound on M-65, in the far right lane, at the time of the incident. Also traveling north in the same lane was Johnathan Curtis Hunt, 22, Tawas City.

The MSP notes that Martin, operating a Ford Flex, was traveling behind Hunt when she crashed into the Jeep Liberty he was driving. Martin ran off the roadway to the right, while Hunt lost control and ultimately rolled over.

Martin, Hunt and Hunt’s passenger – Michael David Georgieff, 23, AuSable – were all reported to have sustained non-incapacitating injuries. A 2-year-old female was also with Hunt and Georgieff at the time, and she was unharmed.

The MSP issued a citation to Martin for failure to stop in assured clear distance, and alcohol is suspected as having contributed to the crash.

Police note that there was no hazardous action on Hunt’s part.

Each of the involved vehicles experienced disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene.