Michigan driver tears through corn field, crashes into drainage ditch during 100 mph chase, police say
A Michigan driver reached speeds of nearly 120 mph and cut through a corn field during a police chase that ended when he crashed into a water-filled drainage ditch and jumped into a pond, officials said.
Detroit man found guilty of murder after body discovered in ditch next to Lapeer County road in 2019
A Detroit man was found guilty of two murder charges and a total of 11 felonies after police discovered the body of a 35-year-old man in the ditch next to a Lapeer County road in 2019, according to authorities.
Man, 2 dogs killed by hit-and-run driver while walking along road in Lapeer; woman arrested
A man and his two dogs were struck and killed Tuesday by a hit-and-run driver while they were walking on the shoulder of a roadway in Lapeer Township, according to police. Officials said they took a woman into custody a short time later.
37-year-old motorcyclist dies after colliding with vehicle in Lapeer County
ELBA TOWNSHIP, Mich. A 37-year-old motorcyclist died after colliding with a vehicle in Lapeer County on Monday afternoon. A 37-year-old motorcyclist died after colliding with a vehicle in Lapeer County on Sept. 7, 2020. Photo provided by the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office. (Lapeer County Sheriff's Office)A 37-year-old motorcyclist died after colliding with a vehicle in Lapeer County on Sept. 7, 2020. Photo provided by the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office.
Man charged after more than 2 dozen firearms stolen from Lapeer County business
LAPEER COUNTY, Mich. Deputies responded to Bowmans Outdoors in Lapeer County in the early mornings of Friday in response to a break in alarm. When deputies arrived they discovered the building had been broken into and more than two dozen firearms had been stolen. Investigators reviewed security footage and determined the suspects are three Black men. The suspects fled the scene in a light colored Chevrolet Cruze. Burglary tools and clothing seen in the security footage was also recovered.
4-year-old boy dies after nearly drowning in pool in Lapeer County
ELBA TOWNSHIP, Mich. A 4-year-old boy died Wednesday after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool on Monday in Lapeer County. Officials say at around 9:28 a.m. on Monday the boy was found unresponsive within a pool at a residence on Hadley Road. Officials say the boy exited the home and unlocked a gate that accessed the swimming pool. Friends of the family discovered the boy and removed him from the pool and conducted CPR. The Lapeer County Sheriffs Office says the initial investigation supports that the incident was a tragic accident.
Pickup truck driver dies after crashing into back of stopped school bus in Lapeer County, police say
A pickup truck crashed into the back of a school bus Oct. 9, 2019, on Bowers Road in Attica Township. (Lapeer County Sheriff's Office)ATTICA TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A pickup truck driver died Wednesday in Lapeer County after crashing into the back of a school bus that was stopped with its flashing lights on in the roadway, police said. A bus dropping off Imlay City Elementary School students was stopped facing east on Bowers Road, police said. An autopsy at the Lapeer County Medical Examiner's Office is pending, officials said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office at 810-245-2449 or 810-656-1015, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couple on motorcycle killed by 'erratic' driver who crossed center line in Lapeer County, police say
Two people were killed in an Aug. 25, 2019, crash on M-24 in Lapeer County. (Lapeer County Sheriff's Office)MAYFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A couple riding a motorcycle in Lapeer County were killed over the weekend when an erratic driver swerved across the center line and struck the motorcycle head-on, according to deputies. Lapeer County deputies were called at 3:41 p.m. Sunday to M-24 north of Mayfield Road in Mayfield Township, officials said. Investigators will present their findings to the Lapeer County Prosecutor's Office for possible criminal charges, authorities said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office at 810-656-1015.
Drunken Oxford mother crashes into ditch after fleeing police with daughters in car, officials say
Police said a woman was driving drunk with children in the car when she crashed into a ditch on Aug. 14, 2019, in Oxford. (Lapeer County Sheriff's Office)OXFORD, Mich. - A drunken Oxford mother crashed into a ditch after speeding away from police with her daughters in the car on the way to a Cheeseburger Festival, according to officials. Deputies with the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office received a call at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday that a woman with two children was drunk at a gas station in Capac. The car was found off the roadway at 2:02 a.m. Wednesday in a ditch on the northeast side of M-53 and Bowers Road, officials said. Lapeer County Sheriff's Office deputies are continuing to investigate the case and will present evidence to the Lapeer County Prosecutor's Office regarding charges.
Lapeer County deputy rescues driver from burning pickup truck after head-on crash with tree
A pickup truck involved in a fiery crash on Aug. 4, 2019, in Columbiaville, Michigan. (Lapeer County Sheriff's Office)COLUMBIAVILLE, Mich. - A Lapeer County deputy rescued a driver from a burning pickup truck after excessive speed led to a head-on crash into a tree, officials said. Deputies were sent to the crash at 8:15 p.m. Sunday on Mount Morris Road west of Caitlin Road in Columbiaville. A witness told police a pickup truck went off the road, crashed into a tree and overturned. Don Brady got to the scene within two minutes of the crash and found the 56-year-old Mount Morris man trapped in the pickup truck, officials said.
74-year-old pilot crashes plane during water landing
The crash was witnessed by people and captured on video. LAPEER COUNTY, Mich. - The Lapeer County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane crash that happened Wednesday afternoon at Lake Pleasant in Attica near Bowers and Lake Pleasant roads. Police said the pilot of a yellow two seat Super Cub was performing a landing on Lake Pleasant when the nose pitched downward into the water. The plane was occupied only by the licensed pilot, a 74-year-old man from Lapeer. The pilot has been known to fly around the area and perform water landings on the larger lakes for years.