COOPER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A woman is expected to face charges once she’s released from the hospital after she drove her vehicle into a residence and struck her estranged husband, police say.
It happened on Saturday at around 12:30 a.m. in Kalamazoo County’s Cooper Township.
Police were called to reports that a man had been struck by a vehicle in the 2900 block of McKinley Street. They found that a 22-year-old woman from Kalamazoo was upset over a recent separation between her and her husband. After a brief verbal argument, she drove her vehicle to the residence, and crashed her car into the porch area, police say.
When her estranged husband came outside, the woman struck him with the car and again crashed into the home.
The man was able to move to another area of the place, where he was struck a second time. While he was still on the hood of the car, the woman crashed into the home once again, police say.
The male victim was eventually able to get away from his estranged wife, who then drove away from the scene. That’s when she sped off and crashed on purpose into some trees in what police believe to have been an attempt to take her own life. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Investigators were shocked to learn that the male victim had only suffered minor injuries. He has already been released from the hospital.
Prosecutors will be reviewing the case on Monday, and charges are expected to be filed as soon as the woman’s condition improves.