Crash Victim Flown Out After Being Trapped in Vehicle
By: Sheila McCrea - Friday, December 3, 2021

QUINCY, MI – Authorities in Branch County are investigating a crash that trapped a driver.

The vehicle reportedly smashed into a tree Thursday morning at around 6:30 a.m. on South Fremont Road in Quincy, just east of Coldwater.

Firefighters from Quincy found the driver, identified as 33-year-old Zachery Stoddard of Camden, alert inside the vehicle “but significantly pinned in the wreckage”. Crews from Coldwater were called for assistance, and brought their Jaws of Life.

Reports indicate Stoddard was driving north on South Fremont when the crash took place. It is believed he fell asleep at the wheel and his pickup truck crashed into a tree.

It took the team nearly 90 minutes to free Stoddard. He was flown to a hospital with multiple injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by The Branch County Sheriff’s Office.


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