Police say drugs and alcohol appear to be factors in Whitmore Lake man’s fatal crash
LYON TOWNSHIP, MI -- A 35-year-old Whitmore Lake man was killed in a single-car crash Monday morning after his car left the road and struck a tree. According to Hometown Life, Seth Lowry was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after first responders arrived. Police responded to calls around 4:45 a.m. for a crash in the area of Pontiac Trail near Willow Lane. Police say Lowry was driving a 2022 Kia Niro and was traveling westbound on Pontiac Trail but was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Lowry was the only person in the vehicle involved and no one else was injured in the crash.mlive.com
Airplane crash lands in Michigan pond
LYON TOWNSHIP, MI – An airplane crash landed in southeast Michigan pond over the weekend after its engine seized, police said. Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies and the local fire department responded to the incident around 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, on the 28000 block of Oakmonte Circle East in Lyon Township, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Dispatchers were told a plane had crash landed in a pond and the pilot, the lone occupant, was pulling it out of the water. After flying for 10-15 minutes, the engine seized, forcing him to land in the pond, police said. READ MORE:Bombs found outside Northern Michigan stores, FBI and others investigating8-foot waves possible, dangerous swimming forecast at some Lake Michigan beachesMotorcyclist severely injured in head-on crash with vehicle passing anothermlive.com
Watermark Residential To Develop 304-Unit Luxury Multifamily Community Near Detroit
“Lyon Township is a growing market with great proximity to strong employment nodes in northwest Detroit and Ann Arbor,” said Brian Southworth, senior vice president acquisitions for Watermark Residential. About Watermark ResidentialA wholly owned affiliate of Thompson Thrift, Watermark Residential is a national leader in the development, construction, and management of upscale multifamily communities. Since its founding in 2008, Watermark has become a nationally recognized multifamily development and residential management company. Watermark communities epitomize the company’s commitment to quality and value, while exhibiting meticulous attention to detail. SOURCE Watermark Residential© 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.detroit.cbslocal.com
NTSB report suggests pilot error in deadly Lyon Township plane crash
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the fatal plane crash in Lyon Township. The small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home and had three people on board. READ: Friends mourn family killed in fiery Lyon Township plane crashThe family who lived in the home that the plane crashed into made it out safely. READ: Brother of businessman killed in Lyon Township crash with wife and son speaks about tragedy“I heard a little bit about the report and it’s very heartbreaking. READ: Lyon Township family who lost home in plane crash receives overwhelming support from community
Lyon Township family who lost home in plane crash receives overwhelming support from community
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Lyon Township family who had its home destroyed in a plane crash Saturday has received almost $28,000 in donations through an online fundraiser. On Saturday, a plane carrying a family of three crashed into the Mudwzova family home. Former president of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan and president of Compo Home Builders, David Compo, his wife Michele and their son Dawson died in the Lyon Township plane crash. “David Compo was a respected husband, father, brother, colleague and friend to many. David Compo was an Adult Leader and attained the rank of Life Scout.
Brother of businessman killed in Lyon Township crash with wife and son speaks about tragedy
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – More details have emerged about the family who died in a Lyon Township plane crash together on Saturday. Former president of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan and president of Compo Home Builders, David Compo, his wife Michele and their son Dawson died in the Lyon Township plane crash Saturday. The small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home with all three on board. The experienced pilot’s Piper Comanche aircraft crashed into the Lyon Township home Saturday afternoon. While the Compo family has been crushed by the tragedy, it is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from people in the community.
Federal agencies continue investigation into Lyon Township plane crash
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are continuing their investigation into what caused a small plane to crash into a Lyon Township home. However, he never once worried about a plane crash taking place. It’s the craziest thing we’ve seen,” Rich said of the hot air balloon. Saturday’s plane crash resulted in the death of David Compo, former president of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Southeastern Michigan, his wife Michelle and their son Dawson. The family of five who occupy the Lyon Township home where the plane crashed is doing OK -- everyone was able to make it out of the home safely.
Friends mourn family killed in fiery Lyon Township plane crash
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is continuing its investigation into the fatal plane crash that occurred on Saturday, Jan. 2 in Lyon Township. Family and friends are remembering the family of three who lost their lives after their small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home. Those who knew David Compo, his wife Michele and their son Dawson continue to mourn the death of the family that met a sudden and fate. Dawson Compo also recently graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School and was taking his education even further. The family of five who occupy the Lyon Township home where the plane crashed is doing OK -- everyone was able to make it out of the home safely.
Family killed in Lyon Township plane crash remembered with moving tributes
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Members of a family who died in a Lyon Township plane crash together on Saturday are being remembered with moving tributes. Former president of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, David Compo, his wife Michele and their son Dawson died in the Lyon Township plane crash Saturday. The small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home with all three on board. READ: 3 people dead after plane crashes into Lyon Township home, sheriff saysREAD MORE: Businessman, wife, son killed in Lyon Township plane crashAdAccording to the HBA, the businessman’s term as president ended on New Year’s Eve. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dawson Compo ’20 and his parents.
Morning Briefing Jan. 3, 2021: Businessman, wife, son killed in Lyon Township plane crash, US virus death toll hits 350K, Republicans work to overturn Joe Biden’s victory
The COVID-19 death toll in the United States has surpassed 350,000 as experts anticipate another surge in coronavirus cases and deaths stemming from holiday gatherings over Christmas and New Year’s. Saturday’s update includes 8,983 new cases and 265 additional deaths recorded over a three-day period. The state of Michigan has not provided an update on cases and deaths since Wednesday, Dec. 30 due to the holiday. An average of 88 new virus deaths were recorded each of the three days. New: Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Jan. 3, 2021Here’s a look at more of the data:
Businessman, wife, son killed in Lyon Township plane crash
LYON TOWNSHIP – A small plane crashed into a home on Saturday in Lyon Township, and three people on board died. Fortunately, the family of five who lives in the home made it out safely, but the pilot of the plane and its two passengers were killed. They all went into the kitchen to get snacks and then the plane crashed right in the living room moments later. David S. Compo (Home Builders Association)The incident happened at about 4 p.m. in a neighborhood near Pontiac Trail and Grand River in Lyon Township. Emergency crews surrounded the home Saturday night on Dakota Drive after the single engine Piper PA-24 plane crashed into the house.
Nightside Report Jan. 2, 2021: Plane crash into Lyon Township home kills 3, showdown brewing in US Senate over electoral vote certification
Emergency crews are investigating after a plane crashed into a Lyon Township home on January, 2, 2021. Officials are investigating after a small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home on Saturday, killing three people. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said the three people who died in the crash are believed to be the pilot and occupants of the plane. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Freezing Saturday evening gives way to snowfall SundaySaturday evening will be cloudy and colder. Sunday will be cloudy with light snow, especially in the morning and midday.
3 people dead after plane crashes into Lyon Township home, sheriff says
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three people have died after a small plane crashed into a home in Lyon Township on Saturday, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said the three people are believed to be the pilot and occupants of the plane. UPDATE: Businessman, wife, son killed in Lyon Township plane crashA family of five inside the home were able to make it out safely. Plane Crash**We have confirmed there are three fatalities at the scene believed to be the occupants and pilot of the plane. — Mike Bouchard (@MikeJBouchard) January 2, 2021The Lyon Township Fire Department and other emergency crews responded to the crash on Saturday on Dakota Drive near Grand River and Pontiac Trail.
Erratic driver crashes pickup truck into Lyon Township mobile home, police say
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Lyon Township woman admitted to smoking marijuana and taking prescription drugs before crashing a pickup truck into a mobile home, police said. Police said the caller followed the pickup truck into the Kensington Place Mobile Home Park at 60501 Grand River Avenue. The pickup truck struck a mobile home in the 70 block of Petoskey Street, authorities said. A pickup truck crashed into a Lyon Township mobile home on Dec. 13, 2020. (WDIV)A pickup truck crashed into a Lyon Township mobile home on Dec. 13, 2020.
Lyon Township Approves Plans For A New Culvers
CBS Detroit – Whether it’s the butter burgers, fish dinners, or their frozen custard Culver’s has a following, and now residents around Lyon Township could have a location near them soon. In an article by Hometown Life, the Lyon Township planning commission approved plans for a new Culver’s which is dependant on special land use the commission is recommending to the township board. The application for the new Culver’s is for a property located at 22700 Pontiac Trail, just north of 9 Mile Road. According to Hometown Life reports he owns Culver’s restaurants in Wixom, Howell, Brighton, Ann Arbor, and Sterling Heights. MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Michigan Inmate Captured More Than A Week After Jail Escape© 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.detroit.cbslocal.com
Democrat Kelly Breen takes open Republican seat in 38th District Michigan House race
NOVI, MI - Kelly Breen has taken the formerly Republican 38th District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. The Novi city councilmember earned 31,217 votes, winning a 51.62% share of the total over Republican Chase Turner. Michigan Democrats focused on the district to chip away at the GOP majority in the state House. Read more: Michigan Democrats want to flip the state House. Read more election coverage from MLive:MLive Politics and Elections homepageLive results: Michigan State House of RepresentativesSeven Michigan state House races to watch on Election Daymlive.com
Driver seriously injured after 40-pound sandbag thrown through windshield from overpass on I-96
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A driver was seriously injured over the weekend when someone threw a 40-pound sandbag through her windshield from an overpass on I-96 in Lyon Township, according to police. A woman was driving along I-96 when a man on the Old Plank Road overpass, which is under construction, started throwing sandbags onto the highway, according to authorities. Michigan State Police say a man throwing 40-pound sandbags off an overpass on I-96 in Lyon Township hit a vehicle and injured a woman late Sunday night. (Michigan State Police)The man who threw the sandbag had crashed his truck on I-96, police said. Workers near the overpass said they believe the man grabbed bags that had been holding down caution signs.
Police: Man throws 40-pound sandbags off I-96 overpass in Oakland County, strikes vehicle
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Michigan State Police say a man throwing 40-pound sandbags off an overpass on I-96 in Lyon Township hit a vehicle and injured a woman late Sunday night. State police were called to a scene by Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies for a traffic investigation at around 11 p.m. Sunday on I-96 near Old Plank Road. Michigan State Police said their preliminary investigation found that a male suspect was involved in a single vehicle crash with his truck on I-96 near Old Plank Road. He left his truck and walked up onto the Old Plank Road overpass, which was under construction. More: Lyon Township news
MSP arrest man who allegedly threw sandbags off I-96 overpass, hit car’s windshield
LYON TOWNSHIP, MI -- Michigan State Police have arrested a man who allegedly threw several 40-pound sandbags off of an overpass at cars traveling along I-96 Sunday night. MSP troopers were called by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office around 11 p.m. Sunday for assistance with an accident investigation. During their car ride, the driver said the suspect told him about what happened earlier in the night. His charges are awaiting review by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office. READ MOREHaunted house homicide suspect arrested near Indiana border, police sayAfter 6-year-old killed execution-style, Michigan police may ask feds to seek death penaltyMichigan AG will no longer enforce governor’s executive orders after court rulingmlive.com
Spike in COVID-19 cases linked to grad parties in Oakland County
SOUTH LYON, Mich. – There has been a spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in parts of Oakland County. The health department said the rising number of cases in the South Lyon area can be traced to summer parties -- specifically graduation and prom parties. There have been 50 new cases in South Lyon alone, which is a rate of 15 cases per 10,000 people. In Lyon Township, there are 16, which is almost 23 cases per 10,000. Several of them tested positive for COVID-19 and that started a domino effect.
Oakland County cafe reopening despite governors order amid COVID-19 pandemic
It also has a barber shop and a cafe. Owner Ed Swadish has decided to reopen his cafe Thursday amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We went along with the flattening the curve concept but never agreed to closing until the virus is eradicated. READ: New studies show how COVID-19 affects heart, lungs, tasteHes not concerned about his licenses but the on-site barber shop will remain closed because the stylists are concerned about their licenses. READ: County Commissioner to Trump: Cancel your visit to Washtenaw County
2 charged after detectives in Lyon Township stop a vehicle with equipment used to impersonate police
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – On Saturday, officers in Lyon Township stopped a suspicious vehicle in the area of 400 Boyne Street. An Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy arrived on scene to assist in a search for narcotics. On Saturday, officers in Lyon Township stopped a suspicious vehicle in the area of 400 Boyne Street. (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)On Saturday, officers in Lyon Township stopped a suspicious vehicle in the area of 400 Boyne Street. Both posted bond and are no longer being held at the Oakland County jail.
2 Lyon Township residents taken into custody after drugs, weapons, 2 babies found inside vehicle, police say
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. A man and woman were taken into custody Sunday morning in Lyon Township after weapons and drugs were reportedly found in the vehicle. When police saw a blue emergency light affixed to the vehicle, police pulled the vehicle over. Police said the 51-year-old driver of the vehicle was known to detectives as a convicted felon who later admitted to having a firearm in his vehicle. The driver and the woman were taken into police custody. The man was charged with weapons-ammunition possession by a felon, cocaine possession and use/possession of flashing light.
Broken electrical pole closes Pontiac Trail west of New Hudson Airport in Lyon Township
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Pontiac Trail west of New Hudson Airport is closed due to a broken electrical pole, the Lyon Township Fire Department announced Monday afternoon. As of now it is unknown when the area will open back up to traffic. Stay with ClickOnDetroit for traffic updates.
Amazon proposes facility on Grand River Avenue in Lyon Township
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Amazon plans to add a distribution and delivery facility along Grand River Avenue, west of Napier Road, in Lyon Township. The proposed project will be discussed at the Lyon Township Planning commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday night at Lyon Township Hall.
Driver crashes into Lyon Township home while suffering medical condition
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police said a driver crashed into a Lyon Township home Wednesday because he began suffering a medical condition. The 74-year-old man was in the 61000 block of Silver Lake Road around 2:55 p.m. Wednesday when he began suffering the medical condition, according to authorities. He lost control of his 2007 Toyota Camry, which went through an open field and crashed into the side of a home, police said. The driver was pulled from the wreckage by firefighters and taken to Providence Park Hospital, authorities said. Police said the Camry’s airbags deployed and the man was wearing a seat belt.
Driver hits tree along Grand River Avenue, rolls over toward I-96 in Lyon Township
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A driver had to be extracted from a car in Lyon Township after crashing into a tree along Grand River Avenue and rolling over toward I-96, police said. Lyon Township firefighters were called to the scene Thursday night in the area of I-96 and Kent Lake Road. Officials said a driver lost control of their car on Grand River Avenue, struck a tree and rolled over toward the highway. The driver was wearing a seat belt, which saved their life, police said. The scene of a Jan. 23, 2020, rollover crash near I-96 in Lyon Township.
OCSO: Wanted fugitive found hiding in Novi after ramming police cars to avoid being trapped at gas station
NOVI, Mich. – A fugitive wanted for a series of crimes around Michigan was found hiding in Novi after he escaped being trapped by ramming into detectives’ cars at an Oakland County gas station, officials said. A black Ford Contour believed to belong to the man was seen turning into the Shell gas station at 20777 Pontiac Trail in Lyon Township, detectives said. The driver got out and walked into the gas station store, police said. He fled the scene west on West Eight Mile Road, and deputies terminated the pursuit because of poor road conditions, police said. It was found inside the Novi Meadows Mobile Home Community in the 500 block of Eckschtay Street, authorities said.
Crews battle fire at restaurant in Lyon Township
SOUTH LYON, Mich. – Crews were battling a fire at a restaurant in Lyon Township on Tuesday morning. The Lyon Township Fire Department says they’re assisting, along with the South Lyon Fire Department, on a structure fire at Lyon Cantina, a Mexican restaurant on Pontiac Trail and 9 Mile Road. “First arriving units reported flames through the roof. Units were making an interior attack, however conditions worsened and crews were pulled from the building.”Oakland County Sheriff’s office tell Local 4 that flames were spotted on the roof. Video from the scene shows smoke billowing from the roof.
Off-duty Detroit police officer accidentally shoots girlfriend
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An off-duty Detroit police officer accidentally shot his girlfriend Wednesday evening in Lyon Township. Police said the woman was shot at the Kensington Place Mobile Home Park. Both the off-duty officer and the victim told investigators the shooting was an accident, police said. As of Thursday, she was listed in serious condition and is expected to pull through, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting remains under investigation.
Police suspect woman under influence of marijuana caused Lyon Twp. crash while passing cars in other lane
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. The crash happened around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday on Eight Mile Road west of Chubb Road in Lyon Township, according to authorities. She went into the westbound lane to pass cars heading east in the eastbound lane, according to officials. As the Taurus began moving back into the eastbound lane, it struck the Focus head-on in the westbound lane, according to authorities. (WDIV)Wreckage from a two-car crash Nov. 6, 2019, in Lyon Township.
Injured driver freed from wreckage of two-car crash in Lyon Township, officials say
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officials said an injured driver was freed from the wreckage of a two-car crash in Lyon Township. Wreckage from a two-car crash Nov. 6, 2019, in Lyon Township. (WDIV)Wreckage from a two-car crash Nov. 6, 2019, in Lyon Township. (WDIV)Wreckage from a two-car crash Nov. 6, 2019, in Lyon Township. (WDIV)Wreckage from a two-car crash Nov. 6, 2019, in Lyon Township.
West Eight Mile Road closed in Lyon Township due to car crash
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – West Eight Mile Road was temporarily closed west of Chubb Road on Wednesday morning due to a crash involving two vehicles, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. One person was extricated from a vehicle, according to officials. It’s unclear how serious injuries are. Police are investigating the accident. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes and avoid the area.
Local 4 News at Noon -- July 15, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon (watch the episode above).Precautionary boil water advisory issued for Lyon TownshipA precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for Lyon Township. Auto workers union, Detroit 3 at odds as contract talks openIn recent years, Detroit automakers have been at relative peace with the United Auto Workers union because times have been good and profit-sharing checks have been fat. Man attacked by three dogs on Detroit's west sideA 63-year-old man was attacked by a three dogs overnight in Detroit. Weather: Steamy with storm chancesIts going to be a very warm week with heat and storm related concerns today. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.