Report: Spider distracts driver in northern Michigan, causes crash


A vehicle crash Sunday morning in northern Michigan's Leelanau County may have been caused by a spider. 

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office tells WPBN the 26-year-old driver traveling northbound on South Good Harbor Trail about 9:40 a.m. when he was distracted by a spider on the visor above his head. 

The vehicle left the road and ended up in a ditch near East Gatzke Road in Centerville Township. 


The driver then veered off the east side of the road, going into a ditch through heavy brush before coming to a rest against some trees.

The driver was uninjured but his 29-year-old female passenger injured her wrist. She was treated at the scene by Cedar Area Fire personnel.

The spider is still on the loose. A detailed description of the arachnid is not available at this time. 

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