On July 20th, 2012 at approximately 9:45 p.m. Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff Department were dispatched to Center Road west of Old US 23 for a single vehicle roll over crash.
Upon the arrival of deputies they found the driver, 22 year old Teddyjo Fliam of Fenton, had been ejected from her 1997 Toyota Four Runner. Fliam’s one year old daughter who was not properly restrained in a carseat was also ejected from the vehicle while her four year old son remained in the overturned vehicle due in part to his use of a seatbelt.
Fliam and her two children were transported to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor by personnel with the Livingston County EMS. Fliam and her two children were last listed in serious condition but are expected to recover from injuries.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that Fliam was traveling westbound on Center Road when a witness saw her run the stop sign at Old US 23. As Fliam continued westbound on Center Road she crossed the centerline nearly striking an oncoming vehicle. Fliam overcorrected to the right and ran off the roadway where she lost control. The vehicle then lost control and traveled back across the entire roadway and struck an embankment on the south side of the road causing it to overturn.
A preliminary breath test at the scene showed Fliam’s blood alcohol content to be a .185 which is slightly over two times the limit for drinking and driving in Michigan. She has hired a dwi attorney for representation.
Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff Department Traffic Safety Bureau will be forwarding a completed report to the Prosecutor’s Office for Operating While Intoxicated (Child Endangerment) along with child abuse / neglect.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel with Livingston County EMS and Fenton Township Fire Department.