A pregnant woman and her 2-year-old daughter were seriously injured in a head-on collision Wednesday night.
Officials from the Jackson County Sheriff’s office say that on Oct. 18 at 7:07 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the head-on traffic crash on U.S. 127 South near White Road in Liberty Township. One driver had lost control, crossed the centerline and struck a vehicle travelling in the opposing direction. The driver who lost control of his vehicle ran from the scene on foot.
Deputies determined that a 26-year-old man from Cement City was traveling south on U.S. 127 in a Ford Explorer. The Explorer lost control traveled into the west ditch, the driver overcorrected crossed back across the centerline and struck a northbound vehicle head on.
The northbound vehicle, a Chevrolet Trailblazer was driven by a 29-year-old Cement City woman who is pregnant. The Trailblazer also contained the driver’s two-year-old female daughter. Both were taken by ambulance to Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital, both suffered serious injuries.
The investigation has been forwarded to Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka’s office for a charging decision.
Michigan State Police, Liberty Township Fire and Jackson Community Ambulance assisted the Sheriff’s Office on this crash.