Nichole Marshall, 39, was transported by North Ottawa Community Hospital ambulance to Hackley Hospital in Muskegon after the 6:04 p.m. crash. She was in stable condition, according to Sgt. Chris Dill of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
Emergency crews responding to the scene found the car on its roof, well off the road and into the woods. If not for its headlights, the car was virtually invisible from the road.
Dill said that deputies on patrol came upon the crash right after it occurred.
Marshall was driving west on M-104 in a 2014 Nissan Maxima and was passing vehicles on the right in an attempt to get over before the two lanes of traffic merged into one lane, Dill said. It went off the road and onto the gravel shoulder, causing Marshall to lose control of her car.
The vehicle traveled across both the westbound and eastbound lanes of traffic before going off the road, taking out a telephone utility box and flipping over some small trees into the woods.
Firefighters had to cut down a few of the skinned trees so the car could be towed back out to the road and flipped over. It was then put on a flatbed truck and removed from the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.