BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A driver who was speeding and weaving through vehicles in a no-passing zone died after causing a head-on crash in Monroe County, police said.
Police said a 23-year-old Ottawa Lake woman was driving a 2008 Pontiac G6 west on Smith Road. Witnesses told officials the car was speeding and passing other vehicles in a no-passing zone.
At some point, the G6 crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound 2014 Jeep Wrangler driven by a 21-year-old Monroe woman, according to officials.
Residents who witnessed the crash stopped to help, and one of them -- a 73-yer-old Riga, Michigan, woman, was struck by a vehicle, authorities said. That vehicle fled the scene west on Smith Road without stopping, police said. It is believed to have been a black pickup truck or SUV.
Monroe County deputies said the Ottawa Lake woman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene, they said.
The driver of the Jeep was wearing a seatbelt, police said. She and the 73-year-old pedestrian were both taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officials didn’t reveal their conditions.
“Excessive speed and intoxicating substances” appear to have been factors in the crash, Monroe County deputies said in a release.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 734-240-7557.