Novi woman, 84, dies in crash at 13 Mile and M-5

By: Charity Meier | Novi Note | Published May 7, 2024

File photo by Patricia O’Blenes


NOVI — An 84-year-old woman was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of 13 Mile Road and M-5 on May 5.

At approximately 7:15 a.m., Novi police were dispatched to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the site. The surviving driver, a 57-year-old West Bloomfield man, said he was traveling southbound on M-5 in a black Ram truck when the woman, who was headed east on 13 Mile Road in a Buick SUV, struck him.

Police preliminarily believe the woman ran a red light, which was the cause of the crash.

“We believe that the deceased person was at fault, but that’s still under investigation,” said Cmdr. Jason Meier, of the Novi Police Department. “No other underlying cause.”

The other driver was taken to Ascension Providence Hospital with minor injuries and later released, according to Novi police.

As of press time, the name of the woman had not been released.

The case was still under investigation by Novi police with assistance from the Michigan State Police.