PORTAGE — A crash victim was airlifted after being found next to a vehicle that had wrecked into a tree in a Portage neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
At 2:15 p.m. first responders were called to a report of a crash in the area of U.S. 20 and Willowcreek Road, according to the Portage Police Department.
A Portage Fire Department battalion chief located the crash, which was actually near Old Porter Road and Willowcreek Road.
A single vehicle with heavy damage to its front end was found crashed into a tree. The driver was found lying in the grass near the vehicle, police said.
Because of the nature of the driver’s injuries, first responders requested a medical helicopter to airlift the patient to a trauma center. The crash investigation is ongoing.
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