Police suspect woman under influence of marijuana caused Lyon Twp. crash while passing cars in other lane
19-year-old woman driving east causes crash while passing in westbound lanes, officials say
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police said a 19-year-old woman was believed to have been under the influence of marijuana when she caused a crash that injured herself and a Novi driver in Lyon Township. She was driving east but using the westbound lane to pass, officials said.
The crash happened around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday on Eight Mile Road west of Chubb Road in Lyon Township, according to authorities.
The 19-year-old Whitmore Lake woman was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus east on Eight Mile Road approaching Chubb Road, police said. She went into the westbound lane to pass cars heading east in the eastbound lane, according to officials.
A 27-year-old Novi man was driving a 2018 Ford Focus west on East Mile Road at the time, police said.
As the Taurus began moving back into the eastbound lane, it struck the Focus head-on in the westbound lane, according to authorities.
The Novi man was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, police said. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Ascension Providence Hospital in Novi by a family member, officials said.
Police believe the driver of the Taurus was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash. A blood sample was drawn and submitted for analysis, and the results are pending, according to authorities.
The woman was not wearing a seat belt, police said. She was taken to Ascension Providence Hospital and is stable, medical officials said.
There were no passengers in either car, police said.
Officials don’t believe alcohol or drugs were a factor for the driver of the Focus. He was wearing a seat belt, according to police.
Oakland County deputies are investigating the crash.
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