Mayor drives car into ravine

October 18, 2012

Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter was involved in an accident at the end of Second Street this morning. He allegedly drove his truck into a ravine.

Witnesses said he drove past their houses at a high rate of speed, going straight into the ravine at the end of the street.

Scottville and Custer fire departments, Life EMS and Scottville police responded. He did not appear injured but required assistance to get out of the deep ravine.

The accident occurred around 8:30 am.

Scottville Police Chief Mark Barnett said Michigan State Police has been called in to investigate, which is normal procedure when a city official is involved.