At approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday July 25, 2019, deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection of Highland Road and Latson Road in Oceola Township for a four-car serious injury crash.
The preliminary investigation reveals that a 34-year-old Oxford resident driving a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Latson Road failed to yield the right of way and was struck by a tractor trailer combination traveling eastbound on Highland Road operated by a 52-year-old Fowlerville resident. The Chevrolet Silverado was forced into a 2014 Ford Escape driven by a 30-year-old Howell resident, which was forced into a 2017 Ford Focus driven by a 22-year-old Howell resident. The Ford Escape and Ford Focus were both stopped in the left-turn lane on Highland Road.
The driver of the Silverado and his passenger were transported to the University of Michigan Hospital by Livingston County Ambulance. The driver is listed in serious condition while the passenger was listed in critical condition with life threatening injuries. No other serious injuries were reported.
Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash; however the Silverado passenger was not wearing her seatbelt. The intersection remained closed for approximately six hours while emergency crews cleaned up the scene
Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Howell Area Fire Department and Livingston County EMS.