AeroMed flies 1 to hospital after 3 crashes along Greenville road

Posted at 10:33 AM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 13:38:20-04

GREENVILLE, Mich. -- A portion of Washington Street (M-57) was closed in Greenville Thursday morning as officers responded to three crashes involving at least five vehicles.

The Greenville Department of Public Safety says the crashes were caused by the same driver, a man in his 60s who appears to have suffered a medical issue.

Crash at Washington and Luray in Greenville, Mich.

A woman was pinned in her vehicle after one of the crashes at Washington and Luray Street.  Greenville Public Safety Director Dennis Magirl said it took about 90 minutes to extricate her from the vehicle and she was flown to the hospital by AeroMed with severe leg injuries.

"It was an extensive extrication," Magirl said.

The other crashes along Washington happened at the Lafayette and Maplewood Street intersections, police said.  Magirl says a westbound pick-up truck was hit head-on at Lafayette and the driver of that vehicle was hospitalized.  The extent of their injuries was unclear.

The crash at Maplewood did not result in any injuries.

Westbound Washington was closed between Lafayette and Hillcrest streets, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The road has since reopened.

Officials say they are awaiting toxicology results from the driver who caused the crashes.  The incident remains under investigation.