One dead in two-car crash in Handy Township

At about 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of Cemetery Road and Grand River Avenue in Handy Township.

The preliminary investigation found that a 2008 Mercury Mariner being driven by a 80-year-old Fowlerville woman was southbound on Cemetery Road, and attempting to turn left onto eastbound Grand River Avenue. As she turned left, she failed to yield to a westbound 2020 Jeep Cherokee driven by a 29-year-old Fowlerville woman. The broadside crash caused the 2008 Mercury Mariner to overturn before coming to rest on the shoulder of the roadway.

The driver of the Mercury Mariner sustained fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene; the other driver was treated and released. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Fowlerville Police Department, Livingston County EMS and the Fowlerville Area Fire Department. The roadway was partially closed in the area for approximately two hours while the incident was investigated. This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Major Crash Team.

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