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On June 23, 2016, at approximately 7:16 a.m., the Hillsdale County Sheriff Department was dispatched by Central 911 to Pittsford Rd. north of Union Rd., Pittsford Township for a one vehicle personal injury accident.

James Scott Stockford, age 32, of 1591 Holcomb Rd., Hillsdale, MI was operating a 2004 Ford four door northbound on Pittsford Rd. when he took his eyes off the roadway and left the roadway.

Stockford hit a driveway culvert launching his vehicle into the air where it struck a tree on an embankment and then fell into a ditch rolling onto its side.

Stockford and a minor passenger in the vehicle were transported to the Hillsdale Hospital for treatment of injuries.

They were both wearing their safety belts.

Deputy was assisted on scene by Pittsford-Jefferson Fire Department.