Blissfield man injured in crash, airlifted from scene

A Blissfield man was airlifted from the scene of a Saturday early afternoon crash between a sports utility vehicle and a semi-truck in Ottawa Lake.

According to a press release  from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Lupe J. Rosas, 29, Blissfield, was eastbound on U.S. 223 at approximately 12:20 p.m. Saturday  when  his 2002 Ford Explorer allegedly crossed the center-line and struck a westbound 2000 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer driven by Adam Wright, 38, Adrian.  Rosas, the lone occupant in the SUV, was airlifted by ProMedica Air to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

According to the press release, both drivers were wearing seatbelts and the airbag in Rosas’ vehicle deployed. Wright was not injured. Emergency crews had the road shut down for a good portion of the afternoon both while tending to Rosas and as the accident investigators remained on the scene. The Ottawa Lake Fire Department as well as Monroe  County Ambulance assisted at the scene, which was just east of Tabbert Road, near the entrance of The Legacy.
The crash remains under investigation by Sgt. Greg Burman, Deputies Joseph Gore and Charles Myers of the MCSO Uniform Services Division and Tim George and Brian Quinn of the Traffic Services Division. Anyone with any information about the crash is urged to call the department at 734-240-7768.