Sheriff’s office investigates car crash

By: Thomas Franz | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published April 11, 2016

 The two occupants of the vehicle were treated for non-life threatening injuries following the crash.

The two occupants of the vehicle were treated for non-life threatening injuries following the crash.

Advertisement

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — At press time, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a single-car crash that occurred around 1 a.m. April 11 near the corner of Porta Marina Drive and Sanborn Drive.

Upon arriving, deputies reportedly found that a 2016 Ford Explorer had crashed and was on its side in the driveway of a home located in the 16800 block of Porta Marina Drive, which is in a residential area east of Garfield Road between 21 Mile Road and 22 Mile Road.

There were two occupants still inside the vehicle when deputies arrived.

The Macomb Township Fire Department assisted in extricating the individuals from the vehicle.

Both men were taken by ambulance to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that a witness told deputies that he saw the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed up Sanborn prior to the crash. The witness said he heard wheels screeching and the sound of the crash.

Sheriff’s officials said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Both occupants of the vehicle are 28 years old and live in Macomb Township. Analysis of a blood draw from the driver was pending at press time.

The driver potentially faces charges of operating while intoxicated, but had not been formally charged or arraigned at press time.

The two residents of the house that the vehicle nearly struck were home at the time of the crash and said they heard it occur, but were uninjured.

Advertisement