A 20 year old female from Highland, MI stole a 1988 GMC Sierra pickup from a residence on E. Ward St. (Union Township) while the pickup was warming outside his residence. The owner of the pickup was able to locate the stolen pickup by Burger King on E. Pickard Rd. The driver of the stolen pickup then got onto US 127 and headed southbound. The owner contacted Central Dispatch and advised that suspect was driving at speeds of over 100 miles-an-hour. The suspect ended up losing control just south of Blanchard Rd., left the roadway to the west and went airborne. The pickup slid sideways through the fence at Genuine Rd., crossed Genuine Rd., went into a ditch, hit some small trees and started rolling. The pickup rolled numerous times, ejecting the driver. The pickup finally came to rest on Maple Creek Golf Course.
The driver of the pickup was transported to McLaren Mid-Michigan Hospital by MMR and then flown by helicopter to Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, MI. The extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.
Criminal charges are pending through the Isabella County Prosecutor’s Office.
The accident remains under investigation by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department.