Crash at M-59 and Hickory Hills sends two to hospitals

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On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at approximately 7:15 p.m., deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection of Highland Road (M-59) and Hickory Hills Boulevard in Oceola Township for a two-vehicle serious injury crash.

The preliminary investigation reveals that an 18-year-old Fowlerville resident was operating 2013 Subaru Legacy in the left hand turn lane of westbound Highland Road when he struck a 2013 Ford Explorer head on. The Ford Explorer was operated by a 41-year-old Howell resident. Witnesses indicated the Ford Explorer was at a complete stop with its turn signal on, waiting to turn left onto Hickory Hills Blvd.

The Fowlerville resident was transported by Livingston County Ambulance to Providence Park Hospital with life-threatening injuries, while the Howell resident was transported to St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital by Livingston County Ambulance with minor injuries.

Alcohol appears to be a factor, while speed remains under investigation. The Howell resident was wearing her seat belt, while the Fowlerville resident was not. The intersection remained closed for approximately 2-½ hours while the crash was investigated.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Howell Area Fire Department and Livingston County EMS.

This crash remains under investigation by the Livingston County Major Crash Team.

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