Collision on Walton Boulevard in Pontiac kills resident

Police say medical emergency could have caused crash


PONTIAC, Mich – Deputies are investigating after a fatal collision occurred in Pontiac on Thursday.

According to authorities, police and fire officials responded to a collision that occurred on Walton Boulevard near Highwood Boulevard at approximately 3:30 p.m Thursday. A 90-year-old driver was operating a 2002 Mazda Protégé when they drove into oncoming traffic and struck a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country, driven by a 53-year-old, police said.

The driver of the Mazda Protégé may have suffered a medical emergency while driving. Both drivers were transported to McLaren Hospital, where a physician pronounced the driver of the Mazda deceased, according to authorities. The driver of the Chrysler is currently listed in stable condition. A passenger who was in the mini-van was not injured.

Authorities said alcohol was not a factor in the collision and that all occupants were wearing seat belts.

The crash remains under investigation, pending an autopsy.