At approximately 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010, deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle crash on eastbound I-96, east of Wallace Road in Handy Township.
The preliminary investigation shows that a 68-year-old Garden City man was driving east on I-96 when he gradually left the roadway for an unknown reason, traveled across the shoulder and into a ditch, then struck a tree on the south side of the roadway. Fire personnel extricated the driver from the vehicle, who was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing with possible life-threatening injuries.
The Garden City man was the sole occupant of the vehicle, and he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation by the Livingston County Major Crash Team.
Deputies were assisted on the scene by the Fowlerville Fire Department and Livingston County EMS.
A lane of I-96 was blocked for approximately two hours during the investigation.