Warren woman dies in car crash on Long Lake
By Terry Oparka
Posted November 6, 2012
Police are investigating a car crash that claimed the life of a 68-year-old Warren woman Nov. 3.
According to Troy police, the Warren woman was a passenger in the front seat of a 1999 Toyota Camry driven by a 66-year-old Sterling Heights woman who tried to turn left from westbound Long Lake onto Saddle Brook Court, west of John R, just before 7 p.m. Police said the Camry failed to yield to a 2002 Lincoln travelling eastbound, and the Camry was struck on the passenger side.
The Warren woman was trapped in the car and unresponsive at the scene, police said. Troy firefighters extricated her from the vehicle and she was transported to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, where she was pronounced dead.
Police said the driver of the Camry sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. According to reports, the driver of the Lincoln did not suffer injuries in the crash but police, upon investigation, arrested him for drunken driving.
Blood test results are pending. Police were not releasing the name of the deceased. The Oakland County Crash Investigation Team conducted an investigation at the scene.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Troy police at (248) 524-3477.
About the author
Staff Writer Terry Oparka covers Troy and the Troy School District for the Troy Times. Oparka has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2000 and attended Oakland University and Macomb Community College. Oparka has won an award from the Michigan Press Association and four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter.
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