Two deadly single-car crashes reported in less than a week

By: Linda Shepard | Rochester Post | Published June 12, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — A 63-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man died in two separate single-car crashes recently.

The woman died in a 3:43 p.m. June 5 single-car crash on M-59, at Adams Road, a police report states.

The woman, a Waterford Township resident, was driving a 2015 Ford Fusion westbound on M-59 when her car left the roadway, struck a traffic sign and entered a ditch before coming to rest.

Paramedics from the Rochester Hills Fire Department arrived and found the woman unresponsive and began lifesaving measures, including CPR, before transporting her to McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, where she was pronounced dead.

According to the report, the woman may have suffered from a medical condition prior to the crash. Alcohol was not a factor and she was wearing her seat belt, the report states. Currently, the crash remains under investigation.

A 21-year-old Troy man died as a result of a 12:24 a.m. June 10 single-vehicle crash on South Boulevard, near Fredmoore Drive.

The 1988 Dodge Daytona was traveling eastbound on South Boulevard when it drove left of center and through a ditch, striking a utility pole, a police report states. The Troy man was the front-seat passenger and died in the crash.

The driver of the car, also a 21-year-old Troy man, and a rear-seat passenger, a 55-year-old Rochester Hills man, were transported to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. At press time, both were listed in critical condition.

According to the report, the three occupants were co-workers at a local restaurant. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, the report states, and criminal charges are pending. The investigation continues.