Bloomfield TownshipNovember 12, 2012
Two die in separate crashes in Bloomfield Township
By Robin Ruehlen
C & G Staff Writer
Two people lost their lives in separate crashes in Bloomfield Township on Saturday evening.
According to a report by Sgt. Craig Shackleford, the first incident occurred at 6:48 p.m. on southbound Telegraph Road near Humphrey Avenue, when a 2011 Ford pickup ran into a disabled 1992 Toyota Camry that had stalled in the left lane. The driver of the Camry was underneath the rear of vehicle, attempting to make repairs when the collision occurred.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and a passenger was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the Ford was not injured.
Shackleford said neither alcohol nor speed appear to be a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation by the Bloomfield Township Traffic Unit. The identity of the driver has been withheld pending notification of family.
At 8:08 p.m., officers and first responders were called to the scene of a train-pedestrian crash on the Canadian National Rail Line near Kensington and Iron Gate roads, where a northbound Amtrak passenger train struck an 18-year-old Bloomfield Township resident. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, and the identity of the victim has not yet been released.
No injuries were reported aboard the train, which was carrying 11 passengers at the time of the collision. According to Shackleford, the scene remains under investigation by the Bloomfield Township Police and the Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigation Team.