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December 4, 2012

Woman killed in crash at 11 Mile and Bunert

By Brian Louwers
C & G Staff Writer

An Eastpointe woman was killed and two other people suffered injuries in a midday crash at 11 Mile and Bunert Dec. 4.

According to Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green, police and fire rescue personnel were dispatched to the scene of a two-car crash at the intersection on the eastbound I-696 service drive at 11:44 a.m.

“There are witnesses that confirm that a black Ford Focus, northbound on Bunert, driven by a 60-year-old female with a passenger we believe was her 25-year-old son — they run a red light,” Green said. “While in the intersection, a commercial van with the right-of-way through a green light strikes the Focus broadside. The female driver is deceased.”

Firefighters extricated the woman from the Focus through the car’s roof and transported her to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Green said the passenger of the Focus, believed to be the woman’s son, was alert and able to speak at the scene. He was taken to a different hospital where he was treated for injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

The driver of the van, a resident of Ann Arbor, suffered only a minor knee injury and declined medical treatment. Green said he tested negative for alcohol at the scene and was not ticketed as a result of the crash.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Brian Louwers at brianlouwers@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1089.