Midland County News

Media Release - 10/17/2018


Car/Pedestrian Crash

  • October 17 2018
Media Release - 10/17/2018

Media Release - October 17, 2018

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a car/pedestrian crash that claimed the life of a 34 year old Gladwin woman. The incident took place on North Meridian Road near Beech Street in Lincoln Township at approximately 9:45 PM on October 5, 2018.

Our investigation indicates that the driver, Becky Sanborn, age 66 from Midland, was driving her white 2009 Pontiac G6, northbound on North Meridian Road.  It appears that she struck Mary Hoggard, age 34 from Gladwin, as she was crossing the roadway on foot.

Mrs. Hoggard was transported to Mid Michigan Medical Center with critical injuries.

Mrs. Hoggard later passed away on October 12.

Mrs. Sanborn was wearing a seatbelt at the time of crash and was not injured.

We are waiting for toxicology reports to determine if alcohol and or drugs were a factor. This report will be forwarded to the Midland County Prosecutor’s Office for a review once it has been completed.

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Jerome Township Fire Rescue, Lincoln Township Fire Rescue and Mid Michigan EMS.

Sheriff Scott Stephenson