Five injured Sunday in Gibson Township accident


GIBSON TWP. — A two-car accident March 16 in Gibson Township sent five people to the hospital, including a 15-year-old who suffered life-threatening injuries.

A press release from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said passenger Kent Rohlf, 15, was ejected from a car driven southbound on North 11 Mile Road by Jennifer Rohlf, 44. Reportedly, Jennifer Rohlf was driving near Grim Road around 9:12 a.m., and police say she struck a patch of ice and lost control of the vehicle, colliding with a northbound vehicle.

Kent Rohlf was air lifted to St. Mary’s of Michigan Saginaw with life-threatening injuries, according to the press release. Jennifer Rohlf and two other passengers — Kevin Bowles, 23, and Kyle Rohlf, 18 — were transported to medical facilities with non-life-threatening injuries.

Jennifer Rohlf was air lifted to Covenant Hospital. Bowles was transported to St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital via ambulance and Kyle Rohlf was transported to McLaren Hospital in Bay City with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle, George Schwerin, 34, was transported to McLaren Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the accident. The crash remains under investigation.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Michigan State Police, McLaren Paramedics, Northern Bay Ambulance, the Gibson Township Fire Department, Mount Forest Fire Department and the Standish Area Fire Authority.

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