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88 year old Flint man dies in Midland County accident Wednesday evening
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 09:09:54 EDT
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An 88 year old Flint man died and his wife was hospitalized after their pick up truck crashed in Warren Township of Midland County on Wednesday evening. The Midland County Sheriff's Office was called to the single vehicle accident on West Saginaw Road near North Geneva Road at approximately 6:38 pm Wednesday. The driver, 88 year old Elmer Lawrence Vinton was driving his tan 2006 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck eastbound on West Saginaw Road. The vehicle left the roadway to the left and struck a driveway embankment which caused the vehicle to overturn. Mr. Vinton's wife, 86 year old Patricia Vinton was a front seat passenger in the pick-up truck. Both were wearing seat belts and the air bags did deploy. Both were both transported to Mid-Michigan Medical Center by EMS. Mr. Vinton was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Mrs. Vinton was hospitalized with severe injuries. While there is no evidence to indicate that alcohol or drugs may have been a factor in this crash, investigators are waiting for toxicology reports for a final determination. The Midland County Sheriff's Office were assisted at the scene by Mid-Michigan Medical Center EMS and Coleman Fire Rescue.