Drinking, speeding factors in car/deer rollover crash.

October 5, 2016

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Drinking, speeding factors in car/deer rollover crash.

PENTWATER TOWNSHIP — A 34-year-old Mears woman was cited for operating while intoxicated after the 2005 Pontiac sedan she was driving struck a deer, causing the car to rollover on West Longbridge Road near Wayne Road Tuesday, Oct. 4, at dusk.

According to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report, the woman was also speeding. She was taken by ambulance to an area hospital following the 7:23 p.m. crash.

The woman was eastbound on Longbridge Road when she “turned hard to the right to avoid a deer,” the report states. “The vehicle went off the roadway and overturned onto the top.” A witness told police the vehicle was traveling “at a high rate of speed.” The driver was “intoxicated,” the report states.

The woman was wearing her seatbelt. No passengers or other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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