Driver believed to have suffered medical emergency before crash

CROCKERY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating after a man appeared to suffer from a medical condition before leading authorities on a high speed chase and hitting a tree.

Deputies attempted to pull over 59-year-old Dale Bazzett for erratic driving and speeding on I-96 in Crockery Township around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, but were unsuccessful.

A short time later it appeared the van’s engine may have blown causing the van to slow down. The van then went into the median where it came to rest against a tree.

When deputies reached Bazzett he was slumped over the steering wheel due to a suspected medical emergency, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

He became more alert after he was removed from the vehicle, but was not fully conscious. He was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

The crash remains under investigation.

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