Pentwater man critically injured in crash with semi.

June 23, 2017

Pentwater man critically injured in crash with semi.


PENTWATER TOWNSHIP — A 64-year-old Pentwater man was critically injured Thursday, June 22, after the vehicle he traveling in crashed with a semi truck on West Monroe Road, according to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

“The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two motor vehicle personal injury crash that occurred on West Monroe Road west of US 31,” states an OCSO press release.

“Donald Warner, and wife Lauretta Joan Warner, 73, were entering West Monroe Road from a private drive when they pulled out directly into the path of a tractor-trailer as it was traveling westbound. Impact ensued on the driver’s side of the Warner vehicle. Donald Warner had to be extricated and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Muskegon where he remains in critical condition. Lauretta was taken to Mercy Hospital Lakeshore Campus in Shelby where she was treated and released. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

“The accident caused that section of road to be closed for hours while the crash was investigated,” states the press release. “The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Michigan State Police Accident Reconstruction Division, Pentwater Police Department, Pentwater Fire and Rescue, and the Hart Are Fire Department for the JAWS of Life extrication.

“The crash remains under investigation, and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.”

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