DELHI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A motorist captured video of a pickup truck going airborne off a highway near Lansing. The truck eventually crashed into a creek down below.
The Nissan pickup truck was traveling on westbound I-96 east of Aurelius Road in Delhi Township around 5:40 p.m. Aug. 16.
Mark Moerland, 58, of Kentwood was driving the truck, which was pulling a utility trailer with a riding lawn mower on it.
The truck left the highway, went through the median for a considerable distance, struck an embankment and a guardrail before going airborne and falling into Sycamore Creek between the separated highway.
"It was so scary," said Alex Stack, who captured the video on her cellphone.
Stack said she saw the truck in the median, at which point she pulled out her phone and started to record.
"He was hitting signs in the median and stuff, and the car was jumping pretty high. And then I saw him jump over the overpass and the car just disappeared," she said.
The Lansing State Journal reports Moerland was extricated from the vehicle. He was then transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.
Witnesses said it appeared he might have suffered a medical issue prior to the crash.
"I have never seen anything so scary in my life. I didn't know what to do," said Stack.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, police said.
Moerland's driving record shows no citations, according to the Michigan Secretary of State's Office.
After seeing the crash, Stack said she was very shaken.
"I was sweating. My heart was beating super fast," Stack said.
The footage of the crash is courtesy Alex Stack, who posted it on the social media website Vine.
24 Hour News 8's Tom Hillen contributed to this report.
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