On Oct. 29, 2019, at approximately 7 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to eastbound I-96 west of Fowlerville Road in Handy Township for a single-vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation reveals the vehicle ran off the road to the right. The vehicle then struck a tree and caught on fire. It is unknown why the vehicle initially left the roadway.
When the fire was extinguished, it was determined that the driver and front-seat passenger had died in the crash. Those were the only two occupants of the 2019 Subaru Ascent. The vehicle was registered to a 72-year-old female from East Lansing, and the identification of the occupants are unknown at this time.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Michigan State Police, Fowlerville Police, Livingston County Ambulance, and Fowlerville Area Fire Department.
The crash remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Bureau.