Fiery Auto Crash
Oceola Township — Candice Dunn had just experienced one of the greatest evenings of her life, being honored as the state’s Parole/Probation Agent of the Year at a banquet in East Lansing.
But as she and family members headed home Tuesday night, celebration turned to tragedy in an instant: Dunn, 35, of Sterling Heights and four other people were killed and three others were critically injured in a fiery collision at a Livingston County intersection.
Safety Tips for Boaters
With boating season around the corner, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers encourage boaters to make their pastime more enjoyable by following important safety tips. Saturday, May 20 marks the start of National Safe Boating Week and the DNR wants all Michigan residents and visitors to have fun while exercising caution and obeying the law.
“Michigan is made for boating,” said Lt. Tom Wanless, state boating law administrator with the DNR. “But being on the water carries responsibilities. Following the law and taking simple precautions will help ensure that your boating experience goes as planned. You have a responsibility to yourself, your passengers and fellow boaters to be as safe as possible.”
Woman dies after pickup fails to yield and hits ambulance
SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP — Police say an 89-year-old woman being transported by ambulance was killed Wednesday afternoon after a pickup failed to yield.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson reports his office responded to the crash shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Sebewaing and Grassmere roads in Sheridan Township.
A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2014 Dodge pickup truck, heading northbound, failed to yield and struck a 2016 Chevrolet ambulance, which was traveling westbound.
Chunks of Cement Crashing Through Car Windows… The 1990s again
Three drivers have had pieces of concrete slam through their windshields on 1-696 in Warren during the past two weeks, according to WDIV.
The latest victim is a 42-year-old woman who was hit in side of the head, forehead was sliced, and sunglasses were snapped when a 10-to-12-pound piece of concrete flew threw her window. Her car crashed into a Pontiac Grand Prix, sending both vehicles careening into the highway barrier. The Grosse Pointe resident was knocked unconscious behind the wheel and is now in critical condition at St. John’s Hospital.
Two area crashes keep Michigan State Police busy
COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) – It was a busy night for Michigan State Police as they had to work two Branch County injury accidents within about 20 minutes of each other.
The first was reported in the 500 block of River Road near Burch Road at about 8:05 p.m. The Coldwater Fire Department was also dispatched. Crews were on the scene until about 10:30 pm..
The second accident was reported in the 500 block of Otis Road near Lawrence Road in Ovid Township at 8:23 p.m.
Five people killed in crash, three others critical
Five people, including two Fenton men, were killed and three people, including two Fenton men, are in critical condition following a two-car crash at the intersection of Argentine Road and M-59 in Livingston County. The crash happened at 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9.
The Michigan State Police (MSP) Brighton Post is investigating the crash, which they described as “horrific.”
Know the Law – Michigan speed limit increase
As of May 1, 2017, the speed limit began increasing on designated roadways throughout Michigan.
Why the speed limit increase? Last year, the Michigan Legislature passed a law instructing the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan State Police (MSP) to consider raising the speed on certain roads across the state. According to MDOT and MSP, now is the time to raise the speed limits, particularly since they say motorists are already traveling the higher speed limit on the roads that have been selected.
Michigan rowing team hit by speedboat; no major injuries
Practicing on Belleville Lake on Wednesday in preparation for the NCAA championships, the Michigan women’s rowing team was involved in a hit-and-run accident with a speedboat that left the UM boat in pieces and forced nine team members to swim to shore.
There were no significant injuries; one player suffered a minor, undisclosed injury.
Authorities are stunned — and grateful — it wasn’t a tragedy.
Woman knocked out by concrete while driving on I-696 in Warren to undergo surgery
WARREN, Mich. – A woman who was knocked unconscious while driving Wednesday when a piece of football-sized concrete flew through her windshield will undergo facial reconstruction surgery on Friday.
Grand Rapids man seriously injured in U.S. 131 crash
WALKER, MI — A 27-year-old Grand Rapids man was seriously injured Thursday morning during a two-vehicle crash in Walker.
Michigan State Police were dispatched at 7:18 a.m. to a personal injury crash on southbound U.S. 131, north of Ann Street.
Investigators determined the man was driving a 2002 Grand Prix south on the highway when he lost control of his vehicle and spun into the path of a 2011 Ford Taurus.