1 hurt when pickup rolls, lands in swamp

A pickup truck rolled down an embankment off Grow Road near Greenville and landed in a swamp. (Courtesy the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office - Jan. 14, 2015)

FAIRPLAIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One person was hospitalized with critical injuries Wednesday morning after his pickup truck rolled down an embankment and landed upside down in a swamp.

The wreck happened around 11:18 a.m. on Grow Road south of Carson City Road in Fairplain Township, east of Greenville.

A pickup truck rolled down an embankment off Grow Road near Greenville and landed in a swamp. (Courtesy the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office - Jan. 14, 2015)
(Courtesy the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office.)

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies say the driver lost control on snowy roads, causing the southbound truck to go off the left side of road. It rolled down an embankment and came to a stop on its top in a swap. It broke through ice and some of the cab was submerged.

The 33-year-old driver, a Greenville man, was thrown from the truck. Passenger Darain Newman, 22, of Greenville was able to get out of the truck on her own.

The driver was taken to the United Memorial Hospital in — with critical injuries and later airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital. Newman was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and released.

Neither the driver, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family members, nor Newman was wearing a seat belt, the sheriff’s office said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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