One person was killed at approximately 1:55 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2020, in a crash at northbound U.S. 23 and I-96 in Brighton Township. That area of the freeway was closed the area for approximately 2-1/2 hours during the investigation.
The preliminary investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reveals that a 21-year-old Delaware, Ohio, resident was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty eastbound on I-96 to northbound U.S. 23; when the Jeep Liberty merged from the entrance ramp to the right lane of U.S. 23, it struck a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette being driven by a 48-year-old Waterford resident.
Both vehicles rolled as a result of the crash.
The Waterford resident was pronounced dead at the scene by Livingston County EMS, while the Delaware, Ohio, resident was transported to the University of Michigan Health Center in Arbor with non-life threatening injuries.
Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, and both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Green Oak Township Police Department, Brighton Area Fire Department, Livingston County EMS, and the Michigan Department of Transportation. This crash remains under investigation by the Livingston County Major Crash Team. A team of traffic lawyers have also been contacted by the victims’ families for help.