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Four dead in two Bloomfield Township car accidents

By: Tiffany Esshaki | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle | Published July 2, 2019

Four people died in just over 24 hours following two separate car accidents in the township, according to police.

The first incident took place just before 9 a.m. Sunday, June 30. Bloomfield Township police and firefighters responded to a report of a single-car crash at Hickory Grove and Lahser roads. A 2016 Jeep, driven by a 37-year-old Bloomfield Hills man, reportedly had crossed over the center line while traveling westbound on Hickory Grove and ran off the roadway, striking a tree. 

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and the cause is still under investigation.

The following day, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, police and fire personnel responded to a report of another single-car crash, this time at Heathfield and Berkshire roads. A 2017 Chevrolet, driven by a 72-year-old Southfield woman, reportedly had left the roadway while traveling north on Heathfield and struck a tree. 

She and two passengers — a 69-year-old Oak Park man and a 29-year-old Southfield woman — were pronounced dead at the scene. A third passenger, a 71-year-old Royal Oak woman, was transported to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She’s currently listed in critical condition.

That incident too is under investigation. 

Bloomfield Township Police Sgt. Bryan Pizzuti and Lt. Timothy Abbo did not respond to requests for comment before press time. Press releases from the department state that investigators are looking for witnesses to either incident, and witnesses are encouraged to call (248) 433-7755 to share any details.

Call Staff Writer Tiffany Esshaki at (586) 498-1095.