The Midland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 15 year Midland Township male. The incident took place on North Seven Mile Road south of Wackerly Road in Midland County’s Lee Township. The incident took place on April 29, 2015 at approximately 7:32 a.m.
Our investigation indicates Gabriel Wayne Kushmaul was operating a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta southbound on Seven Mile Road when he left the roadway and struck several trees. As a result of the crash he was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. It does not appear that he was wearing a seatbelt. Toxicology reports will be obtained to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor. This incident remains under investigation. The driver was not licensed and had taken the vehicle without permission.
The Midland County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Jerome Township Fire Rescue, MidMichigan Health EMS, and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. J. Daniel Cline.
Sheriff Scott Stephenson