Passenger injured in car-deer crash

April 13, 2015

OCSO cruiserHART TWP. — A 66-year-old Twin Lake woman was transported to Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus in Shelby Sunday night, April 12, after the 2003 Dodge Stratus she was riding in struck a deer on northbound US-31 near Polk Road.

Charlotte Anne Schroeder had glass in her eye due to the crash, according to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report.

The driver of the Stratus, Sarah Joann Freeman-Miller, 60, of New Era, was unable to avoid the deer in the roadway, the report states, and she was not injured. Both women were wearing their seatbelts, according to the report, but the airbags did not deploy. No other vehicles were involved in the 9:07 p.m. crash. The car received extensive front-end damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Hart Area Fire Department and Oceana County EMS also responded to the crash.

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