On Friday, July 10, 2020, at approximately 6:47 p.m., deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover fatal crash on Oak Grove Road South of Barron Road in Howell Township.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that 26-year-old Bancroft resident Skylar Renee Bryan was operating a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee while attempting to overtake another vehicle. Bryan was traveling northbound on Oak Grove Road when she lost control of her vehicle on the wet roadway. Bryan’s vehicle then left the roadway to the left and went into the ditch. The vehicle overturned after striking multiple utility boxes and a tree.
Both the driver and the passenger were wearing their seatbelts. The passenger sustained minor injuries, but the 26-year-old driver was pronounced deceased on the scene. Oak Grove Road was closed for approximately two hours while Deputies investigated.
Deputies were assisted on the scene by Howell Area Fire Department, Livingston County Ambulance, and the Michigan State Police.
Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in this crash, which remains under investigation by the Livingston County Major Crash Team.