2 women injured in single rollover crash on US-23 in Pittsfield Township
Two women were injured in a single-car rollover crash that closed both northbound and southbound US-23 this afternoon, Pittsfield Township fire officials said.
The freeway reopened shortly after 3:30 p.m. Neither woman had life-threatening injuries, Pittsfield Fire Capt. Craig Liggett said.
The women were in a a four-door Pontiac Bonneville on southbound US-23 just south of US-12 when their vehicle rolled over, Liggett said. The car came to a rest on the edge of northbound US-23, but no other vehicles were involved, Liggett said.
The driver said she was cut off in traffic, officials said. Michigan State Police troopers are investigating, but no further information was available.
The driver was trapped in the wreckage, and firefighters had to cut the vehicle apart to free her, Liggett said. Both she and the passenger, who were wearing seat belts, were taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for treatment.
The crash forced the closure of both southbound lanes and one northbound lane of US-23 for nearly an hour.
The women, both 19 and from Toledo, were on their way to an orchestra concert in Detroit, officials said.