2 accidents in Portage under investigation

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PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) – The Portage Department of Public Safety is investigating after two accidents were linked to the same address.

Portage Officers received a report of a Red 2004 Saturn crashing into a utility pole in the 6100 block of Marlow Street around 1 a.m. on Wednesday. When officers arrived they found two broken utility poles with wires down in the roadway.

The driver and two passengers fled the scene, but one passenger stayed back. She was a 23-year-old Kalamazoo resident, who was transported to Bronson Hospital for minor injuries.

The driver was a 26-year-old Portage man, who was found a few blocks away with a broken leg. He was also transported to Bronson Hospital. Officers are investigating alcohol involvement and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

The remaining two passengers were found in the area after they called someone to pick them up.

A 17-year-old Portage teen was cited for minor in possession of alcohol.

A few hours later, Portage Officers were sent to a roll over accident on Angling Road and Vanderbilt Avenue involving a silver Subaru hatchback just after 4:30 a.m.

The two people inside the car fled the scene, and one was located shortly afterwards.

The subject was a 17-year-old Portage resident who claimed to be the passenger. He had minor injuries, and told police the driver had fled.

A Kalamazoo Public Safety tracking dog attempted to find him, but was unsuccessful.

Both of the vehicles had come from the same address on West Centre Street in Portage.

A 17-year-old female and 17-year-old male were cited for minor in possession of alcohol at the Centre Street address. The resident was not home.

Officers are investigating the under-age drinking incidents involving the Centre Street address.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 329-4567 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, http://www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

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