‘Tired of excuses’: Detroit family frustrated driver not yet charged nearly 2 years after sister’s death
On Dec. 15, 2019, Vanessa Simmons was on her way to work as a Detroit Police Department dispatcher when a man got on the Lodge Freeway, driving the wrong way and plowed into her head-on. Nearly two years later, the man has yet to be charged.
Vehicle crash blocks southbound lanes on I-75 at 9 Mile Road in Oakland County
A vehicle crash causes traffic to be backed up Monday night in a construction zone on southbound Interstate 75 at Nine Mile Road. Officials said the minivan lost control and was wedged between the construction walls, blocking the two southbound lanes. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the lanes have reopened. Watch the full report in the video above. More: traffic news
19-year-old charged in crash that killed 107-year-old woman in Allen Park
ALLEN PARK, Mich – A 19-year-old man has been charged in a crash that killed a 107-year-old woman in Allen Park. PREVIOUS: Man arrested in crash that killed 107-year-old woman in Allen ParkThe crash happened Friday, March 26, at Goddard and Reeck roads. The woman was a passenger in the other vehicle involved in the crash, investigators said. Police said Bieringer got out of his vehicle and stopped for a moment before running away. He was located and arrested after someone took and shared a picture of him at the scene.
Man arrested in crash that killed 107-year-old woman in Allen Park
ALLEN PARK, Mich. – A man has been arrested after a hit-and-run crash in Allen Park that killed a 107-year-old woman. The victim was a passenger in the other vehicle involved in the crash. Update: 19-year-old charged in crash that killed 107-year-old woman in Allen ParkPolice said the 19-year-old suspect got out of his vehicle and stopped for a moment before running away from the scene. The suspect, who police said was injured in the crash, was arrested at a Meijer store as he was purchasing bandages. Officers were able to identify the driver after someone posted a picture of him at the scene on social media.
3 people injured in crash after police officer drives through stop sign in Detroit
DETROIT – Three people, including a Detroit police officer, were injured in a vehicle crash Monday after the officer drives through a stop sign. The crash happened in the area of Burt Road and Trojan Avenue. Police said they were responding to reports of another collision nearby when the officer when the police cruiser ran a stop sign. An SUV -- with a mother and her two daughters inside -- crashed into the cruiser. The two daughters, who are in their teens, and the officer were taken to a hospital and are in stable condition.
Police say distracted driver hit semi truck in southwest Detroit
DETROIT – Detroit police said distracted driving was the cause for a vehicle to slam into a semi Thursday. The crash happened on John Kronk Street near Livernois Avenue. Police said the semi was turning in front of the driver when he crashed into it. The driver was taken to a hospital for treatment. MORE: traffic news
Driver killed in high-speed crash on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – Investigators said a driver was killed Tuesday night in a vehicle crash in the middle of a neighborhood on Detroit’s west side. The crash happened in the area of Burt Road and Florence Street. The driver was speeding when he hit another vehicle and was ejected from the car. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The occupants in the other vehicle are OK.Watch the report in the video above.
Police investigate violent crash in I-94 construction zone in Detroit
DETROIT – Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash Monday at a construction zone on westbound Interstate 94 in Detroit near Van Dyke Avenue. Officials said the driver in a Dodge Challenger was believed to be traveling more than 100 miles per hour before hitting a Chevy Malibu and a utility pole, landing upside down. Authorities said the driver was transported to a hospital for injuries injures and the people in the Malibu are expected to be OK.Watch the full report in the video above. MORE: traffic news
Monroe County deputy, member of fire department crash while responding to same emergency
MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Monroe County deputy and a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department were both hospitalized Friday morning after their vehicles collided while responding to the same emergency. Authorities say that at about 7:48 a.m. Friday, the Monroe County sheriff deputy was traveling westbound on Dunbar Road while responding to an emergency call. Officials say the truck was driven by a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department, who was actually responding to the same emergency as the deputy. The deputy was conscious and alert following the crash, according to authorities. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has any information is asked to contact police at 734-242-3500.
Woman killed in fiery vehicle crash in Westland
WESTLAND – A woman believed to be in her early 50s was killed in a fiery three-vehicle crash Tuesday night. The crash happened near the intersection of Henry Ruff and Van Born roads. UPDATE: Bystanders jump into action in fiery crash that killed Romulus womanAuthorities said woman was traveling on Van Born Road when a driver in another vehicle collided with her. The driver in that vehicle is hospitalized with injuries. The driver in a third vehicle sustained minor injuries.
Man crashes car into Detroit gas station after fatally wounded in drive-by shooting
DETROIT – Police are looking for a man who was caught on video firing several shots into another vehicle outside a gas station, killing the driver of the vehicle on Friday morning. According to Detroit police, the victim was sitting in the driver’s seat of a silver Ford Fusion parked at a gas pump in the 10600 block of E. Outer Drive. Police said the Chevrolet drove away after shooting at the vehicle, but then returned and fired several more shots into the Ford Fusion, fatally wounding the man, whose identity is unknown. After the victim was struck, his Ford Fusion accelerated forward and crashed into the wall of the gas station building. Police said the shooter was seen wearing a light colored jacket, dark colored hat and light colored face mask.
Detroit police search for man in hit-and-run that killed 3 people on New Year’s Eve
DETROIT – Detroit police are searching for a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that killed three people on New Year’s Eve. Related: Violent collision in Detroit rips car in half, kills 3Related: Married couple identified in fatal Corktown collisionAdPolice said Ross drove a Cadillac CT6 and struck a Mercury Sable, killing Rodney and Marlene Rodriguez. Rodney Rodriguez had just picked up his wife Marlene from work at the MGM Grand Casino and was heading home. The couple was about to turn from Michigan Avenue onto 16th Street in Corktown when the Cadillac hit them at high speed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.
Man dies after intentional Detroit car crash results in gunfire, police say
DETROIT – A man involved in an alleged intentional car crash in Detroit early Saturday morning has died. When troopers arrived at the scene of the crash, they found a wounded man laying on the ground and an uninjured female passenger, officials said. Officials believe the car crash was intentional and that the individuals involved knew each other. Police say the alleged intentional car crash resulted in gunfire. Police identified the uninjured woman as a “female passenger,” but did not say which vehicle she belonged to.
SUV crashes into Grosse Pointe Woods store
GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. – A black SUV crashed into a wine shop Tuesday night in Grosse Pointe Woods. Officials said that just before 8 p.m., the SUV veered off Mack Avenue, hitting small trees and parking meters before crashing into the front entrance of Merchant’s Fine Wine & Spirits. Irene, who lives nearby, said she stops into the store often and could not believe the damage done to the building. “I heard a bomb (sound) but I didn’t know if it’s in here or next door,” she said. “Everybody loves the store.”Grosse Pointe Woods police are still investigating.
Community holds vigil to remember 12-year-old girl killed in Taylor vehicle crash
TAYLOR, Mich. – At the St. John Lutheran Church in Taylor, a few dozen people gathered to remember 12-year-old Phoebe Elliot. Phoebe was killed in a vehicle crash in Taylor Wednesday morning. READ: Man accused of driving drunk faces 9 felony charges in Taylor crash that killed 12-year-old girlAmy and her family wanted to make sure they didn’t miss a chance to honor the young girl. About a dozen Taylor police officers also came out -- some who were on the scene of the accident. “We wanted to do our part to make sure that they knew that they have the support of the community” said Sara Taylor.
65-year-old man killed in crash in Chesterfield Township
Chesterfield Township police said one man was killed and another injured in a vehicle crash Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police said a 65-year-old Ray Township man was killed in a crash Tuesday morning in Chesterfield Township. Chesterfield Township police and fire personnel were dispatched at about 10:03 a.m. to New Haven Road north of Interstate 94. View: more traffic newsChesterfield Township police said one man was killed and another injured in a vehicle crash Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Chesterfield Township Police Department)
Woman recalls helping 12-year-old boy in fiery crash in Shelby Township
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Macomb Township man and his 12-year-old daughter were killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in Shelby Township. A 12-year-old boy was injured in the crash. “I can’t imagine what that mom’s going through, I can’t imagine getting that phone call. I can’t imagine losing a husband and child. “The was just sobbing, just sobbing and I walked over to him and gave him a hug,” she said.
North Carolina man charged in crash that killed 4-year-old daughter in Livingston County
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. – A 36-year-old North Carolina man has been charged in a vehicle crash that killed his 4-year-old daughter in Livingston County. Officials said Jonathan Osborne, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is charged with one count of moving violation causing death, two counts of moving violation causing serious injury and one count of open intoxicants in a motor vehicle. PREVIOUS: Single-car crash kills 4-year-old girl in Brighton, injures 3 othersHis 33-year-old wife and 8-year-old son were injured in the crash and are currently recovering at a Michigan hospital. Police said the 4-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and died at the scene. Officials with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said excessive speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.
2 people injured after vehicle crashes into laundromat in Oakland County
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two people were injured after a vehicle crashed into a laundromat Tuesday in Independence Township. The 74-year-old woman driving the vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment. “We just heard a big explosion, and when I walked out, I saw the car inside the laundromat,” said Virginia Dorse. “I ran outside and was checking on the lady in the car and then other people were checking on the other car.”No one inside the laundromat was hurt. View more: Oakland County newsView: More traffic news
Single-car crash kills 4-year-old girl in Brighton, injures 3 others
BRIGHTON, Mich. – Police are investigating a single-car crash that killed a 4-year-old girl in Livingston County on Friday. UPDATE: North Carolina man charged in crash that killed 4-year-old daughter in Livingston CountyAccording to authorities, the man’s 33-year-old wife, 8-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter were passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Police say the 4-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and died at the scene. The driver, his wife and 8-year-old son were removed from the vehicle by emergency personnel and taken to the hospital for their injuries. Officials with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office believe that excessive speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.
Detroit police: 30-year-old driver injured in crash, hit by stolen vehicle
DETROIT – Police said a driver was injured after a vehicle that was reported stolen collided with him at the intersection of St. Marys Street and Pembroke Avenue. Detroit police said that at about 3:35 p.m. on Monday, the 30-year-old driver, who was in a white 2015 Dodge Journey, was transported to a hospital and is listed in critical condition. Police said that after the crash, the occupants in the stolen black 2018 Dodge Charger fled the area prior to officers arriving at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 800- Speak Up.
Truck crash causes power outage along Haggerty Road in Canton Township, police say
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police said a truck crash in Canton Township Friday has caused a power outage along Haggerty Road between Palmer Road and Michigan Avenue. According to the Canton Public Safety, the fire department and DTE are on the scene. Traffic lights in the area may be impacted and drivers are advised to treat the intersections as a four-way stop. “Use caution in the area and remain at least 20 feet from any downed wires. According to the DTE outage map, more than 500 customers in the area are without power as of 10 p.m. Friday.
Vehicle crashes into fire hydrant along Schoenherr Road in Shelby Township
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Both directions of Schoenherr Road were closed Wednesday night between 21 Mile and 22 Mile roads in Shelby Township for emergency repairs after a vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant. There were no serious injuries reported. The crash caused a sinkhole, shutting down the road for emergency repairs. The road remained closed Thursday morning. You can watch the report in the video above.
Man hit, killed while walking into CVS store in Farmington
FARMINGTON, Mich. – Farmington police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at the CVS store near the intersection of Farmington Road and Grand River. “It was around 4:30 p.m. today (Friday) when we got a number of calls in regard to an accident,” said Farmington Public Safety Director Frank Demers. “Backing out of the parking spot, her foot went from the brake to the accelerator. We think the vehicle probably went back about 20 feet before making contact with the victim who was walking into the store,” said Demers. “People did what they could to help.”Police said they don’t believe drugs or alcohol played a factor.
Video captures good Samaritans helping family in vehicle crash on Detroit’s east side
Good Samaritans rushed to get the family out of that car to safety shortly before a brief altercation among drivers. Video captured the intense moment the family of four was pulled out of the pickup truck that flipped over. READ: Trooper, good Samaritan rescue father and son from crash in Plymouth TownshipMike was the one who recorded the footage. The mother watched in disbelief as she frantically waited for her second son to be pulled from the wreckage. “The second child was unconscious, but they put him on the floor and the mom and dad were freaking out,” Mike said.
4 children injured in 2-vehicle crash on I-94 at Cadieux Road
DETROIT – Four children, between ages 4 and 14, were injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday night on westbound Interstate 94 at Cadieux Road. Michigan State Police was dispatched at about 8:20 p.m., according to a series of tweets from the department. A preliminary investigation indicated that two vehicles were attempting to exit at Cadieux Road at the same time. MSP said one of the vehicles blocked the left lane of westbound I-94. According to MSP, a 6-year-old was seriously injuries, a 4-year-old is in temporary serious condition, and a 9-year-old and 14-year-old are both in stable condition.
Single-car crash kills 1 teenage boy, seriously injures 3 others in Manistee County
MANISTEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are investigating a single-car crash that killed one teenage passenger and seriously injured three others Friday night. Michigan State Police say at about 9:50 p.m. four teenage males from Manistee County were driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on River Road in Manistee Township when the driver lost control of the vehicle and ran off the side of the road. Police say when they arrived at the scene, one passenger was still stuck inside the vehicle and had to be removed. All four occupants sustained serious injuries and were transported to the hospital. Police believe that alcohol and speed may have contributed to the crash.
Family mourns construction worker hit, killed by driver in Ypsilanti Township
LANSING, Mich. – The family of a Lansing man who was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver in Ypsilanti Township gathered on Tuesday to honor him. Twenty-three-year-old Davyon Rose was one of two construction workers killed on Saturday on Interstate 94. The other man killed, Nicholas Andres Sada, was Rose’s longtime friend. Even though he is not here, he will forever be with us.”Police identified the driver as 29-year-old Ryann Musselman, of Belleville. READ: Driver charged in Ypsilanti Township crash that killed 2 construction workersREAD: Alcohol suspected contributing factor in Ypsilanti Township crash that killed construction workers
2 dead after vehicle submerges in Terry Lake in Pontiac
PONTIAC, Mich. – Police are investigating a vehicle submerged Tuesday night in Terry Lake in Pontiac. Family members at the scene said the driver may have had a medical condition that caused the vehicle to crash into the lake. “Upon arrival, the vehicle was already fully submerged. The Sheriff’s Office dive team was immediately called out and they’re in the process of locating the vehicle," said Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Stephen Dooley. View more: Oakland County news