Handy Township crash sends two to Mott Children’s Hospital

A two-vehicle crash at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, closed the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Cemetery Road in Handy Township for approximately three hours, and sent two to the hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals that a 19-year-old Howell man, southbound on Cemetery Road in a 1999 Lincoln Town Car, failed to stop at the stop sign. Upon entering the intersection, his vehicle struck a 2007 Jeep Cherokee that was eastbound on Grand River Avenue, causing it to leave the roadway and overturn. The Jeep Cherokee driver was a 40-year-old Howell woman who had two juveniles in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The two juveniles were transported to C.S. Mott’s Children Hospital in Ann Arbor for treatment of possible serious injuries, while all other occupants were treated and released at the scene by Livingston County EMS. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash at this time, while distracted driving remains under investigation. All occupants appeared to be wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, and one juvenile was properly restrained in an age-appropriate carseat.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel with the Fowlerville Area Fire Department.  The intersection remained closed for approximately three hours while deputies with the Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau investigated.

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