Gowen missionary injured in crash, stuck in Peru

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A Montcalm County woman is in intensive care at a hospital in Peru after being seriously injured in a crash while on a mission trip.

Martha Medina, who lives in Gowen, suffered injuries to her head, heart and lungs.

Some of her relatives rushed to Peru after learning of the July 26 crash. More than two weeks later, she remained on a ventilator in busy Peruvian hospital, according to friends and family members.

They are trying to get her to a U.S. hospital, but they told 24 Hour News 8 that the costs are too steep.

Nathan Hayne, a 19-year-old college freshman from Greenville, suffered less severe injuries in the crash and got back to Michigan Sunday. On Monday, he told 24 Hour News 8 the memories of the chaotic crash are still fresh.

He said the missionary group he and Medina were with was making an eight-hour trip along the coast of Peru when a tire blew and their car rolled.



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