Midland County News

2015 Torch Run

  • August 10 2015
2015 Torch Run

New Address listings now available via Email

  • August 10 2015
New Address listings now available via Email

Midland County's house numbering reports are now being distributed digitally via email.  This change saves the county printing, collating, and postage costs while speeding up the time it takes to get this information to end users.  Reports are automatically sent to Midland 911, local Fire Departments, GIS, and the Road Commission as well as a host of others.  If you feel you have a need to be included in this distribution list, please contact Jeff Butcher at 989.832.6790 or email him your request.

Occupants of Fatal Crash Identified

  • July 30 2015
Occupants of Fatal Crash Identified

The occupants of the fatal crash that occurred on July 28th have been identified.  The driver was 30 year old Daniel Patrick Hill of Mt Pleasant.  His passenger has been identified as 53 year old Mark Troy Goltowski of Shepherd. 

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one car crash that claimed the life of a 30 year old Isabella County man and his unidentified passenger.  The crash occurred at approximately 8:45 pm on July 28, 2015 in Midland County’s Lee Township at the dead end of South 9 Mile approximately ½ mile north of Stewart Rd.

Evidence at the scene indicates that the driver was northbound in a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer on South 9 Mile north of Stewart Rd.  The driver failed to stop at the end of the road, drove over a street sign, through some heavy brush and landed upside down in the Chippewa River in approximately 2 ½ feet of water.  Both the driver and the passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene by Chief Medical Examiner J. Daniel Cline.

This incident remains under investigation.  While speed appears to be a factor in this crash, we are awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the use of drugs or alcohol were involved.

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Lee and Homer Township Fire Departments, Mid Michigan Health EMS, and a Conservation Officer from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Fatal Crash on South Nine Mile

  • July 29 2015
Fatal Crash on South Nine Mile

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one car crash that claimed the life of a 30 year old Isabella County man and his unidentified passenger. The crash occurred at approximately 8:45 pm on July 28, 2015 in Midland County's Lee Township at the dead end of South 9 Mile, approximately 1/2 mile north of Stewart Rd.

Evidence at the scene indicates that the driver was northbound in a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer on South 9 Mile north of Stewart Rd. The driver failed to stop at the end of the road, drove over a street sign, through some heavy brush and landed upside down in the Chippewa River in approximately 2 1/2, feet of water. Both the driver and the passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene by Chief Medical Examiner J. Daniel Cline.

This incident remains under investigation. Names will be released once the passenger is identified and notification of the family is made. While speed appears to be a factor in this crash, we are awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the use of drugs or alcohol were involved.

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Lee and Homer Township Fire Departments, Mid Michigan Health EMS, and a Conservation Officer from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Fatal Crash in Lee Township

  • July 27 2015
Fatal Crash in Lee Township

The Midland County Sheriff's Office is investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 51 year old Lee Township man. The crash took place at approximately 4:14 pm on July 26, 2015 on South 10 Mile approximately 1/2 mile south of Gordonville Road in Midland County's Lee Township.

Our investigation at the scene indicates that the driver, 51 year old John Stark, was driving a green 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee northbound on South 10 Mile road when he gradually ran off the right side of the road. The driver continued traveling northbound down the ditch line for approximately 285 ft before striking a driveway embankment. The vehicle struck a mailbox and overturned in the ditch. The driver was partially ejected during the incident and the vehicle came to rest on him. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Evidence at the scene indicates that he was not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol was a factor in the crash, although, we are still waiting on toxicology reports for a final determination.

This crash remains under investigation. The Midland County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Lee Township Fire Rescue, Mid Michigan Health EMS, and Chief Deputy Medical Examiner Dennis Wagner.

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