Three-vehicle crash in Rochester Hills leaves woman dead

By: Mary Beth Almond | C&G Newspapers | Published November 20, 2023

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ROCHESTER HILLS — A Roseville woman was killed in a three-car collision on Rochester Road in Rochester Hills the morning of Nov. 15.

Deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said a 60-year-old man from Washington Township was driving a 2023 Ram 1500 pickup truck southbound on Rochester Road when the truck partially crossed into a northbound lane, just south of the intersection of Barclay Circle in Rochester Hills at about 7:50 a.m.

The truck collided, head-on, with a 2008 Saturn Vue driven by Tarah Baldwin, 33, of Roseville.

The Saturn then collided with a 2021 Jeep Wrangler that was heading northbound, driven by a 65-year-old woman from Macomb Township.

Baldwin was taken to a nearby hospital by paramedics from the Rochester Hills Fire Department, where she died from her injuries.

The other two drivers were also taken to a nearby hospital and were listed in stable condition at press time.

All drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to reports.

Deputies said alcohol and/or drug use was not suspected to play a role in the crash, but noted distracted driving was likely a factor.

The crash is being investigated by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit.