Shelby man suffers head injury in rollover crash.

September 14, 2020

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Shelby man suffers head injury in rollover crash.

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Casey Melchor, 30, of Shelby suffered “a large laceration to his head” in a vehicle rollover crash Saturday, Sept. 12, shortly after 8 p.m. on 72nd Avenue near Baseline Road, according to police.

Melchor was transported by Life EMS to Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus in Muskegon, according to dispatch information.

He remains hospitalized in “serious condition,” said Hackley Public Relations Director Angela Klinske.

Melchor was the driver of a pickup truck that rolled over onto its top. A 14-year-old boy who was a front seat passenger later complained of head and stomach pain, and Life EMS was called back to the scene to treat him, according to police and dispatch information.

Dispatch information indicated that Aeromed was called to the scene but was unable to respond due to weather conditions.

There were two other passengers in the back seat — a 3-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man, police said.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, and a blood draw was performed at the hospital, according to Michigan State Police Trooper Abigail Ziesman.

Shelby-Benona Fire Department responded to the scene, and closed off 72nd Avenue in the vicinity of the crash.

No other information was immediately available.

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