Oakland Township man involved in crash that killed woman, injured two children

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published July 26, 2023

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OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A Pontiac woman was killed and her two young children were injured in a car crash with a man from Oakland Township on M-24 in Auburn Hills.

The crash happened on Lapeer Road, south of Harmon Road, at 11:27 a.m. July 21.

Police say a 36-year-old man from Oakland Township was driving a 2021 white Ford F-150 truck and was attempting to turn onto southbound Lapeer Road from a median turnaround when he pulled out and struck a 2002 tan Cadillac Escalade that was traveling southbound.

The Escalade was driven by a 43-year-old woman from Pontiac, who was on southbound Lapeer Road with her 5-year-old and 3-year-old daughters.

The impact, according to police, caused the driver of the Cadillac to lose control and cross over the median onto the northbound side of Lapeer Road. Witnesses say the vehicle then rolled, and the 43-year-old woman was ejected from the vehicle.

The woman and her two children were transported to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead. Her young children also sustained injuries in the crash but were expected to be OK at press time.

Police said the driver of the Ford F-150 was not injured and is cooperating with investigators, who do not believe alcohol or drugs are a factor in the crash.

This crash is currently being investigated by the Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigation Team, which includes investigators from Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham and Clawson.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Auburn Hills Police Department at (248) 370-9460.