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Speed & Alcohol May be Factor in Crash

April 21, 2014
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04/22/14 On Saturday, April 19th at 3:36 P.M. the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call in reference to a single vehicle accident on Tulip Road north of 9C Road where the 1995 Mercury passenger car had struck a tree. The caller indicated that the subjects were possibly entrapped in the vehicle. Plymouth EMS and Fire along with officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.

As Officer Jonathan Bryant arrived on the scene he observed the driver, 22 year old Nicholas Walker of Plymouth pinned in the vehicle but conscious. The passenger, Matthew Gaines was still in the vehicle but in and out of consciousness. 

Two helicopters were used to transport the subjects to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. A female juvenile also in the vehicle escaped the crash with no injuries.

Plymouth Fire and EMS were credited for their exemplary job of freeing the patients from the vehicle along with Civilian Samaritans that played a key role in giving aid to the patients.

Alcohol and speed are believed to have played a factor in this crash. A formal criminal case is being prepared and will be sent to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is a mere allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.

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