Crash in Oakland Township leaves one dead, another in ‘serious’ condition

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published January 31, 2023


A 61-year-old man died Jan. 26 after reportedly driving into oncoming traffic, crashing into another vehicle head-on in Oakland Township.

According to reports from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the 61-year-old Oakland Township man was driving a 2000 Subaru Outback north on Adams Road, near south Addison Circle. The man reportedly crossed into the southbound lane and hit a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox that was driven by a 30-year-old man from Oakland Township.

The 30-year-old man — who was wearing a seatbelt, according to reports — was taken to the hospital by paramedics from the Oakland Township Fire Department. He was listed in serious but stable condition at press time.

The 61-year-old man, who police said was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not publicly released at press time, police said, pending notification of his family. An autopsy has been scheduled by the Oakland County medical examiner.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office said it is unknown whether alcohol and/or drug use were factors in the crash. 

The crash is being investigated by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Unit.