Police investigate fatal car crash at Martin Road and Groesbeck

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published July 2, 2018

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ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Police Department does not yet know what might have been a factor in a fatal car crash at 12:25 p.m. June 23 on Martin Road, east of Groesbeck Highway. 

A 36-year-old Roseville woman — who was driving a silver 2005 Chrysler Pacifica — was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to police. Another Roseville woman, 66, who was seated in the front passenger seat, was hospitalized in “apparent critical condition,” police said. A young boy, who was in the back seat of the vehicle, suffered minor injuries, according to police. 

Police said the driver of a silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was slowing down or stopped at Groesbeck while heading west on Martin. The driver of the Pacifica lost control of her vehicle and struck the rear of the Grand Prix. Police said the driver of the Grand Prix was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Roseville Deputy Police Chief Donald Glandon said the report from the Macomb County Medical Examiner’s Office would allow the department to have more concrete information about what happened. 

“As far as test results from medical examination, those tests take six to eight weeks. Before we get results back, we wouldn’t have an answer to if it was a medical issue or if there was something else involved,” said Glandon. 

Glandon said June 27 that he hadn’t received any updated information on the condition of the front-seat passenger in the Pacifica. 

“I haven’t heard an update on the medical condition, but the individual who was in the back seat of the Pacifica, he was turned over to family. The individual from the (Grand Prix), we can’t confirm or not if they’ve been released,” said Glandon.  

The accident left all lanes closed on northbound Groesbeck at Martin Road, and the traffic was diverted to westbound Martin Road. On southbound Groesbeck, all traffic was forced to the right two lanes, but southbound traffic could still get through the Martin Road intersection. The roadways were opened around 4:45 p.m., after the department’s initial investigation.