Sheriff: Driver blames spider for car crash

Investigators in a Michigan township are sorting through details after a driver said he crashed his car when he was distracted by a spider.

Leelanau County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene of the single-car accident on Sunday just before 10 a.m. and found a GMC Envoy resting against trees along the northbound shoulder of South Good Harbor Trail near East Gatzke Road.

The driver was identified as a 26-year-old man from Grawn along with a 29-year-old woman passenger, also from Grawn.

The driver said he became distracted when he saw a spider on the visor above his head. The Envoy then veered off the east side of the road, traveled down into a ditch through heavy brush before coming to a rest against a small grove of trees.

The driver was uninjured but his passenger sustained an injury to her wrist. She was treated at the scene by Cedar Area Fire personnel.

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