A Deerfield Township woman has been hospitalized after walking away from a vehicle crash and being missing for two days.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says on Monday, August 7th at approximately 6:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 7300 block of Mack Road for a private property personal injury accident. Upon arrival, they learned from family members that a 45-year-old Deerfield Township woman’s 2022 Ford Bronco had struck a tree on their property, but they were unable to locate the woman.
Deputies determined that the accident occurred over 24 hours earlier and observed indications that the driver was injured at the accident scene. Deputies from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Livingston County EMS, The Hamburg Township Police Department, the Hartland and Green Oak Fire Departments conducted an extensive search of approximately 200 acres utilizing K-9s, drones and ATV but were unable to locate the female.
On Tuesday, August 8th, detectives from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police’s Aviation Unit along with MSP K-9 Units continued the search. At approximately 9:20 p.m., MSP K-9 Units located the woman in a cornfield approximately 3/4 of a mile west of the accident scene. She had extensive injuries from the accident and from exposure to the elements and was transported by Livingston County EMS to Genesys Hospital for medical treatment. She was initially in critical condition, but was last listed in stable condition.
Authorities say the Deerfield Township woman was the driver and sole occupant at the time of the accident. She was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash while drugs and alcohol are being investigated as factors in the crash.
The incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau.