Four ejected, passenger killed in rollover crash
ROSCOMMON COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- One person was killed and three others were injured after a rollover crash in Backus Township.
It happened Saturday around 7:15 p.m. on Trail 6.
According to the Michigan State Police, a heavily modified Jeep Wrangler (off road only) lost control and hit a tree along the trail.
The vehicle rolled and all four people inside were ejected.
All four were taken to the hospital.
Police say there is evidence that the driver had been drinking.
“The driver talked about the fact that they were drinking in the vehicle," said Michigan State Police Sgt. David Johnson. "There was obviously evidence, cans, bottles, that sort of thing that were noticed at the scene and then also just smells of intoxicants while troopers were out talking to the people.”
A 48-year-old male passenger from Gladwin died from his injuries.
A 51-year-old female passenger from Gladwin is in critical condition.
A 21-year-old female passenger from Gladwin has non-life threatening injuries.
The 27-year-old driver from Cedar also has non-life threatening injuries.
Preliminary investigation shows that seatbelts were not being worn at the time of the crash.
The crash is still under investigation and no more information will be released at this time.