Traffic Incidents

Published October 11, 2017

No one was injured in an early morning freeway crash that resulted in a fuel spill.

According to Capt. Rick Scheich, of the Southfield Fire Department, a Michigan State Police trooper responded at around 6:20 a.m. Oct. 11 to westbound I-696, near the Greenfield overpass, on a report of a crash.

When police arrived, they discovered that the driver of a semitruck had lost control of the vehicle, slammed into the median wall underneath the bridge and jackknifed across the freeway, Scheich said.

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Published September 25, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At approximately 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, Shelby Township police and fire personnel responded to a single-vehicle crash on 23 Mile Road near Sandshores Drive, between Dequindre and Ryan roads.

The driver, a 29-year-old Sterling Heights man and the only occupant of the dark-colored Jeep, was trapped inside the vehicle, and first responders pronounced him deceased at the scene of the crash, according to Shelby Township Police Lt. Jeff Daniel.

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Published September 18, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist was killed Sunday after a collision with a SUV in Harrison Township, sheriff’s officials report.

According to a report released by Macomb County Sheriff Sgt. Renee Yax, at around 5:50 p.m. on Sept. 17, a 2009 Chevy Traverse was turning left from Reimold Street onto southeast Crocker Boulevard when it collided with a 1999 black Yamaha motorcycle driven by Evan Gardner, 21, of Grand Blanc.

Yax indicates in the report that Gardner was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

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Published September 14, 2017

A local teen died after being struck by several cars on Telegraph Road Sept. 13.

According to an email from Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, of the Southfield Police Department, police were called at around 3:22 p.m. Sept. 13 to 23661 Telegraph Road on a report of a serious injury accident involving a pedestrian.

When officers arrived they found bystanders attempting CPR on the pedestrian, a 14-year-old girl from Detroit.

Soon after, medical personnel responded to the scene and attempted to administer aid, but the girl died at the scene.

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Published September 11, 2017

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department is investigating a crash that resulted in the death of a 64-year-old Sterling Heights woman.

According to Clinton Township Sgt. Christopher Allis, the crash occurred around 3:34 p.m. Sept. 10 at the intersection of Metropolitan Parkway and Groesbeck Highway.

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Published September 8, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash that took place Sept. 7 in Macomb Township and has left a man in critical condition.

At 9:30 p.m., sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the area of 21 Mile Road and Sanborn Drive, where a 2017 black GMC Sierra had struck a pedestrian. The vehicle, being driven by a 56-year-old Shelby Township man, was headed westbound on 21 Mile when it struck the man crossing the road.

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Published September 6, 2017

The area of Bournemouth Road and southbound Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods is open again after an incident Sept. 5 in which a manhole cover blew several feet into the air.

DTE Energy is currently investigating what caused the incident.

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Published September 4, 2017

DETROIT — A deadly crash involving a Harper Woods man shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 at Chene Street Aug. 23.

The crash occurred at approximately 4:25 a.m. Michigan State Police troopers who are investigating the matter said a Chrysler sedan carrying a single driver struck the median wall and veered across all four lanes of traffic. The cause of the crash was still being determined as of press time.

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Published August 22, 2017

Police continue to investigate a car crash that took the life of Cassandra Hunter, 27, of Innisfil, Ontario, on southbound Interstate 75, south of Crooks Road, in the early hours of Aug. 20.

According to a police report, Hunter was a passenger in a black 1984 Mazda R7A being driven by a 29-year-old man from Innisfil, Ontario, at 1:30 a.m. when a 35-year-old Warren man driving a red 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck rear-ended the Mazda, causing the Mazda to catch fire immediately.

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Published August 22, 2017

Multiple people are recovering in a local hospital following a police attempt to apprehend three men wanted for stealing wheels and tires over a span of multiple years.

According to a news release from Lt. Michael Shaw, of the Michigan State Police, at around 9 p.m. Aug. 21, troopers from the Metro South Post were contacted by the Western Wayne Community Resource Team to assist with the arrest of multiple people allegedly involved in a larceny from auto ring.

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Published August 17, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Local residents and those planning to attend the 100th anniversary Selfridge Air National Guard Base Open House and Air Show Aug. 19-20 are advised that traffic volumes around the base will be heavy both days, and leading up to it.

Selfridge officials say attendees are strongly encouraged to arrive early, as traffic-related delays at the gates are common during the show. In addition, when the base reaches visitor parking capacity, access to the base will be restricted.

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Published August 11, 2017

A woman was killed while crossing Woodward Avenue at Square Lake Road early in the morning Aug. 11, according to police.

Sgt. Kim Comerford, of the Traffic Investigations Unit of the Bloomfield Township Police Department, said the woman was crossing the road around 5:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 when a 2014 Dodge Caravan traveling northbound on Woodward struck her in the roadway.

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Published August 8, 2017

At approximately 8:54 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, Shelby Township police and fire personnel responded to a serious injury crash involving an unhitched trailer and a 2007 Pontiac G6 on northbound M-53, north of 25 Mile Road.

Shelby Township Police Lt. Scott Trumbo said the initial investigation showed that the trailer had been improperly secured to the truck that was pulling it; as a result, the trailer became loose and, at some point, came to rest in the right northbound travel lane.

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Published August 7, 2017

Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was found lifeless in a ditch Aug. 6 after leaving a graduation party in Rochester Hills.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office said the man, who was identified by police as Christopher Morgan, of Rochester Hills, was killed after a hit-and-run accident on Avon Road, between Crooks and Adams, sometime after 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.

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Published July 31, 2017

A 22-year-old man who was a passenger in a yellow 2003 Pontiac Sunfire died after the car reportedly struck a party bus filled with 24 passengers that was stopped due to mechanical problems on the shoulder of northbound Interstate 75, south of Adams Road, at 3 a.m. July 30.

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Published July 24, 2017

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP —  A 16-year-old L’Anse Creuse High School student has been charged in a June 12 multivehicle crash in Macomb Township.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reports that the teen is being charged with two felony counts of reckless driving causing serious impairment of a body function.

The accident happened on 21 Mile Road at Creekside Boulevard at approximately 10:39 a.m. after students had been released from school early after final exams.

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Published July 24, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — A man who fell off a scooter he was operating was pronounced dead July 24 after being struck by an SUV in Madison Heights. 

The incident occurred early in the morning, just before 5 a.m., on Dequindre Road north of 11 Mile Road. Madison Heights police were notified via a 911 call from a nurse who witnessed the incident and attended to the victim at the scene. 

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Published July 18, 2017

First responders from St. Clair Shores were on the scene of a fatal accident on eastbound Interstate 94, at 12 Mile Road, at 5:51 a.m. July 18, according to Michigan State Police.

According to an MSP press release, a man was walking on the freeway, and “at approximately 5:55 a.m., information was dispatched that the subject had been struck by a car.”

Police believe the 46-year-old Roseville man ran from the westbound lanes of I-94 and then climbed over the median wall, running into eastbound traffic on I-94 before being struck by a 2015 Jeep Wrangler.

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Published June 26, 2017

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Eastland Middle School students, staff and family members held a candlelight vigil at Veterans Memorial Park June 25 to show their support for 14-year-old half-sisters Kaylee Guy and Alyssa McClendon, who were critically injured in a car crash in Sterling Heights four days earlier.

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Published June 12, 2017

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No injuries occurred following a three-vehicle crash and fire that shut down Interstate 696 lanes near Woodward Avenue for nearly a week.

Work on the roadway and median began June 12 and concluded the morning of June 17.   

MDOT workers were on the scene throughout the work week resulting in intermittent lane closures on both sides of I-696. The closures fluctuated between one and three lanes at a time. The lane closures — predominantly on the westbound side of the freeway at Campbell Road — caused backups during rush-hour commutes.

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