Crews free woman partially trapped under vehicle on M-40

Antwerp Township
Courtesy photos show the wreckage of a vehicle that rolled in Antwerp Township on June 5, 2017. (Van Buren County Sheriff's Office)

ANTWERP TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 32-year-old woman from the Paw Paw area is in the hospital after she was partially pinned under her SUV following a rollover crash in Van Buren County.

It happened at 7:40 a.m. Monday on M-40 near 31st Street in Antwerp Township, just outside Lawton.

The female driver was heading north on M-40 when she lost control of her Oldsmobile Bravada. She was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled a couple times, according to Sgt. Greg Pentland with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.

First responders found the woman pinned under the vehicle by her leg. They lifted the SUV off of her using air bags.

The driver was conscious and talking as she was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo with a serious leg injury. She is expected to survive.

Investigators believe speed was the main contributing factor to the crash.

No other vehicles or people were involved in the crash.