Single-car crash kills 4-year-old girl in Brighton, injures 3 others

Police believe alcohol, excessive speed led to crash

Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image.
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

BRIGHTON, Mich. – Police are investigating a single-car crash that killed a 4-year-old girl in Livingston County on Friday.

Officials say at about 11 p.m. on Jan. 1, a 36-year-old man from Fayetteville, North Carolina lost control of a vehicle while driving northbound on US-23, south of Highland Road. The 2006 Ford Expedition reportedly left the roadway and struck several trees.

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According 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. Their specific injuries and conditions are unknown at this time.

Officials with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office believe that excessive speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.

This investigation is ongoing.

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