Several injured in Macomb Township crash

11 teenagers had just finished exams at LCN

By: Julie Snyder | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published June 12, 2017 | Updated June 13, 2017 9:05am

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Several people, including L’Anse Creuse High School-North students, were hospitalized June 12 following a three-vehicle crash in Macomb Township, sheriff's officials report.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened at approximately 10:39 a.m. at 21 Mile Road and Creekside Boulevard, between Card Road and North Avenue.

Sheriff’s officials report that a silver Saturn Ion with five occupants ages 15-17 was traveling west on 21 Mile Road and was stopped to make a left turn onto Creekside Boulevard when it was rear ended by a purple Chevy Silverado carrying six occupants ages 15-16.

Sheriff Public Information Officer Renee Yax reported that the single-cab Silverado was carrying four of the teens inside the cab and two of the teens were riding in the open bed. After being impacted by the Silverado, the Ion was pushed into the eastbound lane of 21 Mile Road where it was again struck by a white Chevy Silverado extended cab truck driven by a 64-year-old Macomb Township man.

Yax said several people were injured in the crash and were transported to local hospitals. She reported that at least three of those injured are in critical, but stable condition. None of the injuries were life threatening at press time. Also, two of the back seat passengers in the Ion were ejected from the vehicle.

“We know that several people were wearing seat belts, and that several were not,” Yax stated in the report.

All of the occupants in the Ion and the purple Silverado are L’anse Creuse High School-North students and had just left school after exams.

A stretch of 21 Mile Road was shut down for several hours during the initial investigation of the crash.

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