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Woman hospitalized after stealing, crashing pickup truck in Union Township

A Sunday night vehicle larceny ended in a crash and the suspect in the hospital, according to the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department.

Just before 10 p.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old female from Highland stole a 1988 GMC Sierra pickup from a resident on E. Ward Street in Union Township while the pickup was warming outside of the victim’s residence, police said.

The owner of the pickup was able to locate the stolen vehicle at Burger King, 5014 E. Pickard Road.

The suspect then got into the stolen pickup and headed south on US-127, police said.

The owner contacted Central Dispatch, reporting the suspect was driving at speeds over 100 mph.

The suspect then lost control of the vehicle just south of Blanchard Road, left the roadway to the west and went airborne. The pickup slid sideways through the fence at Genuine Road, crossed the road, entered a ditch, hit some small trees and started rolling, police said.

During the rollover, the suspect was not wearing restraints and was ejected from the vehicle, police said.

The pickup finally came to a rest on Maple Creek Golf Course in Shepherd.

The suspect was transported to McLaren-Central Michigan, 1221 South Drive, by MMR and then flown by helicopter to Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, police said.

The extent of the suspect’s injuries is unknown, police said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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