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Driver injured after swerving away from deer, overturning vehicle

Mecosta County Sheriff
Posted at 2:50 PM, Jul 26, 2021

AUSTIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Stanwood woman was taken to the hospital after a one-vehicle rollover crash after she swerved to miss a deer.

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office says it happened about 10:50 a.m. Monday on 9 Mile Road near 160th Avenue in Austin Township.

The driver, 69, was traveling eastbound on 9 Mile Road when she swerved to miss a deer, running off the left side of the roadway and overturning, according to a news release.

She was transported by Mecosta EMS to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital for injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.