Speed and alcohol impairment are suspected as factors in a single-vehicle crash late Sunday night that resulted in a Milford Center man being flown by MedFlight helicopter to the OSU Wexner Medical Center, deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report.
The driver, Michael A. Stadler, age unavailable, was listed in stable condition in the surgical ICU of the Columbus hospital this morning, a family member reported to deputies.
Deputies report Stadler was operating a southbound car about 11:55 p.m. on County Road 142 near County Road 2 when he traveled across the centerline and off the road into the east ditch, where he traveled until hitting a driveway, going partially airborne.
The vehicle continued southbound, where it hit another driveway embankment and went airborne again, traveling approximately 100 feet in the air before landing, and flipping end over end several times, finally coming to rest in the front yard of 325 S. C.R. 142.
When deputies arrived at the scene, Stadler was found outside the vehicle, hanging onto the rear passenger door by deputies.
Initially, Stadler reported there being someone else driving the vehicle, who must have been ejected. However, the area was searched and was very flat and open, and no other occupants were found.
It was later discovered that Stadler was missing a shoe, and the missing shoe was found on the floorboard of the driver’s seat, deputies said. The vehicle was registered to Stadler.
Bokescreek Fire and EMS and Perry Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.