The City of Dearborn on Wednesday suspended without pay the part-time Camp Dearborn employee who was driving the tractor pulling the trailer that tipped during a hayride on Sunday, leaving several people injured.
The driver of the hayride told police he had been drinking before the accident.
The employee will be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
Sunday was the final day scheduled for the seasonal hayrides.
The City is fully cooperating with Milford Police to determine the cause of the accident, according to a press release.
Because the Camp is located in Milford, the Milford Police are investigating the case and are the proper source of information regarding the details of the accident and any potential legal action.
Milford Police have turned over the case to the Prosecutor’s Office. It is expected that a determination on charges will be made Wednesday.
The City of Dearborn owns and operates Camp Dearborn.
Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. has expressed concern for all those who are injured and for everyone on the hayride that went awry. He has pledged to ensure the cause of the accident is determined, and that the city takes all appropriate steps following the completion of a thorough investigation.
“We regret the accident involving some of our Camp guests on Sunday, and hope for the quick and complete recovery from their injuries,” O’Reilly said in a press release.