Howell resident killed in Chilson Road crash

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One Howell resident was killed and a Brighton resident injured in a two-car crash on Chilson Road on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

At approximately 10:59 a.m., deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Chilson Road south of Crooked Lake Road in Genoa Township for a two-vehicle injury crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 78-year-old Howell resident driving a 2010 Chevrolet Impala was heading north on Chilson Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway, and upon re-entering the roadway crossed into the path of a 2005 Toyota Matrix traveling south on Chilson Road. The Toyota Matrix was being driven by an 80-year-old Brighton resident.

An 83-year-old Howell resident who was the front-seat passenger in the Chevrolet Impala was pronounced deceased at the scene by Livingston County EMS. The operator of the Toyota Matrix was transported by Livingston County EMS to Saint Joseph Hospital in Brighton in stable condition. The driver of the Chevrolet Impala was uninjured. Chilson Road was closed for approximately four hours during the investigation.

Speed does not appear to be a factor in this crash. All parties involved were wearing their seat belts. The crash remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff Traffic Safety Division.

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

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