1 dead, 1 injured in head-on collision on Middlebelt Road in West Bloomfield Township

One man in critical condition, officials say

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – One driver was killed and another was injured Friday in a head-on collision on Middlebelt Road in West Bloomfield Township, police said.

The crash happened around 11 a.m. Friday on Middlebelt Road just north of Long Lake Road, according to authorities.

Police said a 73-year-old man was driving south on Middlebelt Road when he crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on.

Both drivers were transported to a nearby hospital, officials said. The 73-year-old was transported in critical condition and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Officials said the other driver has minor injuries.

It’s unclear what caused the 73-year-old to cross over the center line, police said.

There were no other occupants in either car, according to officials.

Middlebelt Road was closed between Shore Hill Drive and Long Lake Road, but it has since reopened.

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