According to Howard City Police Chief Steven DeWitt, the crash occurred about 9:30 a.m. September 3, on northbound US131, a half mile south of Cutler Road, in Reynolds Township, Montcalm County.
A neighbor heard the crash and and went out to the Expressway to investigate. There he found a 2005 Jeep Liberty concealed in a heavy brush and wooded area not visible from the roadway.
Police said a 25 year-old pregnant woman from Grawn, Mich., was traveling north on US131 when she left the expressway for an unknown reason, traveled approximately 300 feet and struck a large walnut tree head on.
The victim was conscious and alert when police arrived on the scene and was transported by ambulance to a hospital. The extent of her injuries is unknown.
Police said it appears a dog in the vehicle traveled thru the windshield after it struck the tree. The dog could not be located in the heavy brush/swamp area of the crash. Residents are asked if they find an approximately 130 pound Rottweiler dog in the area to call animal control.
Montcalm County EMS Alpha 3 and Rescue 29 responded to the scene.