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Published April 14, 2016

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a truck and pedestrians that killed one person and injured another.

Around 6 a.m. on April 13, a red Dodge Ram truck was traveling northbound on Gratiot Avenue. The vehicle was driving in the left through lane when the two victims were walking from the east side of Gratiot to the west side, near Capitol Boulevard — about 1 1/2 miles south of Hall Road.

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Published April 14, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — The Michigan State Police are investigating the cause of a recent fatal freeway crash.

According to a news release from Lt. Calvin Hart, first platoon commander with the MSP, troopers were dispatched to a traffic crash in the left lanes of westbound Interstate 696, between Greenfield Road and Southfield Road, around 10:44 p.m. April 5.

When police arrived at the scene, they determined that a man in his 30s who was driving a Ford Fusion had lost control of his vehicle and struck the rear of a maintenance vehicle contracted by Oakland County.

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Published April 13, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Hills Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that ended the life of a 39-year-old Farmington Hills man April 2 at the intersection of Eight Mile and Tuck.

According to a Farmington Hills Police Department press release, a 37-year-old woman was turning from eastbound Eight Mile Road onto northbound Tuck Road when the Farmington Hills man, traveling westbound on Eight Mile, struck the side of her car. 

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Published April 12, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A Warren man has been charged for his role in a local February freeway crash that killed a 28-year-old Westland woman.

Stephen Anthony Tate, 23, was formally charged on April 8 after turning himself in, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reports. He was charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident — when at fault — resulting in death, a 15-year felony; and tampering with evidence, a 10-year felony.

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Published April 11, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — At press time, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a single-car crash that occurred around 1 a.m. April 11 near the corner of Porta Marina Drive and Sanborn Drive.

Upon arriving, deputies reportedly found that a 2016 Ford Explorer had crashed and was on its side in the driveway of a home located in the 16800 block of Porta Marina Drive, which is in a residential area east of Garfield Road between 21 Mile Road and 22 Mile Road.

There were two occupants still inside the vehicle when deputies arrived.

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Published April 9, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies have stepped up patrols as part of a six-day enforcement campaign targeting distracted drivers.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said his office will be adding patrols around the county April 8-13 as they look to keep distracted drivers off the roads; specifically those texting while driving.

Wickersham said the additional patrols are being made possible through a grant by the Office of Highway Safety Planning. 

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Published April 6, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — The Michigan State Police is investigating the cause of a recent fatal freeway crash.

According to a news release from Lt. Calvin Hart, first platoon commander at the MSP, around 10:44 p.m. Tuesday, troopers were dispatched to a traffic crash in the left lanes of westbound I-696 between Greenfield Road and Southfield Road.

When police arrived on scene, they determined a man in his 30s who was driving a Ford Fusion lost control of his vehicle and struck the rear of a maintenance vehicle contracted by Oakland County.

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Published April 5, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Authorities are on the lookout for the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run in February.

Deputy Chief Nick Loussia said previously in a news release that at around 2:50 a.m. Feb. 23, a woman was walking on westbound Eight Mile Road, between Southfield and Evergreen roads, when she was struck and killed by a vehicle.

After striking the woman, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene southbound on Evergreen Road, south of Eight Mile.

Previously, police did not know the make or model of the vehicle involved in the crash.

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Published March 29, 2016

A local man suffered no injuries from being struck by a vehicle while attempting to assist at the scene of a traffic crash recently.

Around 8:40 p.m. March 28, Michigan State Police Detroit Regional Dispatch began receiving calls about a multiple-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate-696, west of Greenfield Road, police said. 

According to a news release from Lt. Michael Shaw, of the Michigan State Police, during a preliminary investigation officers discovered that there was a two-car crash blocking the left lane of the freeway.

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Published March 25, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Yet another bridge closure in Harrison Township is creating travel headaches for local motorists.

The Jefferson Avenue bridge over the Clinton River spillway between Shook and Crocker was closed to traffic on March 23.

According to Macomb County Department of Roads Director Bob Hoepfner, the closure is another part of ongoing efforts to repair the township’s aged and deteriorating bridges.

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Published March 24, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A Chesterfield Township woman was charged with operating while intoxicated second offense and operating while intoxicated causing death hours after her passenger died following a single-vehicle crash early in the morning hours March 24 on Interstate 94.

Ceara Amme Abbott, 20, was allegedly behind the wheel of a 2001 Ford F-150 when officials from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said a physical fight erupted between her two female passengers.

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Published March 21, 2016

Michigan State Police are investigating a crash that shut down Interstate 94 during the afternoon of March 18.

Troopers were sent to eastbound I-94 just east of 11 Mile Road around 12:30 p.m. that day, where the driver told them that road debris went through the windshield and injured the passenger. He also told police that he and the passenger had just purchased heroin in Detroit.

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Published March 14, 2016

ROSEVILLE — A 14-year-old Roseville teenager is in stable condition after being hit by a car near Common and Glenhurst March 9.

According to Roseville Police Chief James Berlin, the student was leaving Roseville High School when he stepped out in front of an oncoming car on Common, getting hit in the process. The student was transferred to a hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries,” Berlin said, and was in stable condition later that day.

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Published March 2, 2016

Police said weather was a contributing factor in a serious car crash on Wednesday that closed Rochester Road for about three hours during the morning commute.

Police said a 26-year-old Royal Oak man was transported to William Beaumont Hospital at 7:35 a.m. March 2 following the traffic accident on Rochester Road near Houstonia Avenue.

According to police, the driver was the only person in the car, and he suffered “serious” injuries.

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Published February 29, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Police confirmed that a 26-year-old Florida man visiting the city was killed early Feb. 27 after he was hit by a train near the intersection of South Main and Sixth streets.

The Royal Oak Fire Department took Hosam Elghannam to William Beaumont Hospital, where he was pronounced dead following the accident.

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Published February 25, 2016

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MACOMB COUNTY/GROSSE POINTES - Michigan State Police troopers and Macomb County Sheriff deputies were involved in a chase of a reportedly stolen U-Haul truck at approximately 1 a.m. Feb. 24.

Lieutenant John Michalke of the Macomb County Sheriff’s department said the chase began on westbound I-94 at 23 Mile Road, and ended on Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe. Michalke said sheriff’s deputies joined the State Police in the chase on I-94 at Hall Road.

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Published February 1, 2016

WARREN — A 27-year-old Detroit man was killed early Feb. 1 when the Chevy Malibu he was allegedly driving at a high speed on Toepfer, west of Gratiot smashed into another vehicle, hit a tree and was torn in half.

Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren Police Department said the Malibu was heading east on Toepfer just before 4 a.m. when it rear-ended a 2013 Hyundai occupied by two Warren residents.

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Published January 26, 2016

It wasn’t the first time someone crashed into the Bulk Food Marketplace on Harper Avenue, but Manager Nick Sand said it’s the worst amount of damage.

“It took out quite a bit. She hit the wall, which took out this window and the window on the opposite side,” he said of a crash the afternoon of Jan. 22. He said drivers have crashed into the store on at least four other occasions but usually just take out a window.

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Published January 21, 2016

WARREN — A 37-year-old Warren man died early Jan. 21 after he was reportedly struck by three vehicles on Schoenherr at Leonard, three blocks north of Toepfer.

Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren Police Department said the man was initially struck by a 2009 Kia Sportage driven north on Schoenherr by a 41-year-old Clinton Township woman at 6:57 a.m.

“He was outside of the crosswalk, and it was dark,” Mills said. “She cooperated with the investigation. It doesn’t look like she will even be the at-fault driver.”

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Published January 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT —  Area police and road crews are warning drivers to take it slow in the ice and snow after reporting nearly 90 crashes during a recent 24-hour time span.

According to Lt. Michael Shaw, public information officer for the Michigan State Police Metro Post — which covers Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties — troopers handled 88 crashes Jan. 12-13.

Shaw said a majority of the crashes reported were single-vehicle spinouts due to driver speed or inattentive driving.

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