Police, fire respond to rollover in Ellington Township

Caro Fire Department firefighters remove the roof of a vehicle involved in a rollover accident in Ellington Township on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The roof was removed using the Jaws of the Life. The driver was alert and moving after being removed from the vehicle for transport to a hospital. (Photo by Andrew Dietderich)
Caro Fire Department firefighters remove the roof of a vehicle involved in a rollover accident in Ellington Township on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The roof was removed using the Jaws of the Life. The driver was alert and moving after being removed from the vehicle for transport to a hospital. (Photo by Andrew Dietderich)

Multiple agencies responded to a rollover accident near the intersection of Deckerville and Hurds Corner in Tuscola County’s Ellington Township late Thursday morning.

Caro Fire Department Chief Randy Heckroth said the blue Dodge Ram pick-up truck was being driven by an elderly man at the time of the single-vehicle incident that happened at about 11:30 a.m.

The driver has since been identified as Ormon Smith, 67, of Cass City.

Tuscola County Undersheriff Robert Baxter said “investigators believe a medical issue may have contributed to the crash, however that is still under investigation.”

“Due to that, the driver will be referred to the Secretary of State for a possible driver re-exam,” Baxter said. (Read more)

(This story originally appeared at TuscolaToday.com on Jan. 19, 2017 and can be read in its entirety here.)

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