Teen injured in crash on Troy, Sterling Heights border

By: Brendan Losinski | C&G Newspapers | Published August 7, 2023

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TROY/STERLING HEIGHTS — An 18-year-old Warren resident was hospitalized following a crash that took place at 9:30 p.m. July 31.

The collision occurred north of the intersection of Dequindre and Maple roads, on the border of Troy and Sterling Heights.

According to the Troy police, a white Ford Mustang, driven by the 18-year-old Warren resident, was traveling southbound on Dequindre at a high rate of speed. The Mustang struck the curb with its right rear tire and lost control, police said. The Mustang swerved to the left and crossed over into the northbound lanes of Dequindre, striking a black Cadillac driven by an 18-year-old Sterling Heights resident, said police.

Police said on Aug. 2 that the driver of the white Mustang was transported to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, and that the driver of the black Cadillac was treated at the scene by Alliance Mobile Health for minor injuries. They added that neither driver was wearing a seatbelt, and speed was a factor in the crash. The roadway was closed in both directions for about three hours while the investigation was conducted.