Traffic Incidents

Published April 5, 2017

ROSEVILLE — Jerry Tranchmontagne, a 27-year Roseville resident, is fed up with the number of crashes he’s seen on the westbound Interstate 696 freeway service drive west of Gratiot Avenue and has decided to take matters into his own hands to get the issue fixed.

His concern is that the low curb height and high speeds of drivers have contributed to numerous crashes on 11 Mile Road between Gratiot and Groveland Street.

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Published April 5, 2017

A Roseville Police Department investigation is taking place after a fatal crash involving a pedestrian at Gratiot Avenue and Frazho Road at approximately 10:30 p.m. April 4.

The pedestrian, a 39-year-old Roseville man, was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to a police press release April 4.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash, a black 2004 Saturn Ion, was a 58-year-old Warren man. According to police April 5, the pedestrian walked into the left travel lane of Gratiot about 500 feet north of Frazho.

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Published March 15, 2017

A man is dead and a student is recovering in the hospital following a fiery collision recently.

According to a news release from Lt. Thomas Langewicz, of the Southfield Police Department, the crash occurred around 3:37 p.m. March 14 in the area of 10 Mile and Stonycroft.

Langewicz said emergency crews responded to a 911 call reporting a head-on collision in the intersection.

Southfield fire and rescue crews pronounced a man dead at the scene.

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Published March 14, 2017

Sterling Heights police have arrested a Troy man following an after-midnight fatal crash involving two vehicles.

According to a police report, a Ford F-150 pickup and a Chrysler Pacifica minivan collided at around 12:47 a.m. March 14 on Ryan Road in Sterling Heights. Officers have concluded so far that the impact occurred after one of the vehicles crossed the center lane on Ryan, north of Metropolitan Parkway, the report said.

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Published March 7, 2017

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Roseville police said that a 65-year-old Roseville resident suffered a “medical event” at approximately 9:30 a.m. March 5 while driving westbound on 12 Mile Road near Hayes Road, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle and crash into several traffic signs before hitting a Wendy’s restaurant on the west side of Hayes in Warren.

Roseville Fire Department paramedics transported the motorist to a local hospital, where he died, according to Roseville police.

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Published March 6, 2017

A man died in the early morning hours March 6 after he darted into the path of an ambulance, police said.

According to a news release from Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, of the Southfield Police Department, the incident occurred around around 4:40 a.m. March 6, when a Southfield Fire Department life support unit was transporting a patient to Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills.

Loussia said the ambulance was traveling southbound on Telegraph, south of Nine Mile, when the ambulance struck a pedestrian.

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Published February 27, 2017

The Troy police and fire departments were dispatched to the scene of a rollover accident just before 6 p.m. Feb. 24 after a minivan reportedly rolled over and landed upside down in a creek along Square Lake Road, east of Rochester Road.

Troy Assistant Fire Chief Richard Riesterer said initial reports indicated that the driver was trapped inside the vehicle, but bystanders had helped the driver out of the vehicle by the time police, fire and medical personnel arrived. The driver was treated at the scene and was transported to Beaumont Hospital, Troy, according to reports.

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Published February 7, 2017

ROSEVILLE — The intersection of eastbound 11 Mile Road and Groveland Street was closed for about five hours Jan. 30 so that police could investigate a crash involving a Ford SUV and a Roseville school bus that had occurred at approximately 3 p.m.

“The bus was east on 11 Mile, the SUV was southbound on Groveland and crossed into the intersection. A collision took place between the vehicles,” Roseville Deputy Police Chief Donald Glandon said in a press release.

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Published February 6, 2017

At approximately 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, the Shelby Township Police and Fire departments responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a black 2017 Lincoln MKZ at 25 Mile and Mound roads.

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Published February 1, 2017

UTICA — At approximately 4:12 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, police responded to the area of Hall and Schoenherr roads for reports of a head-on collision between two cars.

Police determined that a 40-year-old Sterling Heights man in a gold 2000 Saturn sedan had been traveling north in the southbound lanes of Schoenherr Road and struck a 29-year-old Eastpointe man in a silver 2010 Chevrolet Aveo traveling south, just north of Northpointe Boulevard.

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Published January 30, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At approximately 4:37 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, the Shelby Township Police and Fire departments responded to reports of a serious injury accident on 24 Mile Road, west of Van Dyke Avenue.

A 65-year-old Shelby Township woman was driving west on 24 Mile Road when her silver 2014 Ford Focus crossed the center line into eastbound traffic and collided head-on with an eastbound silver 2013 Toyota Sienna driven by a 46-year-old Shelby Township woman, according to a police press release.

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Published January 27, 2017

An early morning accident on Mound Road involving an SUV and a pedestrian led to the latter’s death Jan. 27, according to Sterling Heights police.

Police believe the incident occurred around 3 a.m. on northbound Mound, a bit north of Fox Hill Drive.

“(The pedestrian) is walking in the right curb lane in the roadway of Mound, near Fox Hill. A driver from Canada driving a black Toyota Sequoia is also traveling northbound in the right curb lane,” said Sterling Heights Police Lt. Aaron Burgess.

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Published January 26, 2017

Police are still investigating a fatal accident that happened Tuesday night on Square Lake Road.

According to a statement from Sgt. Kim Comerford, of the Traffic Investigations Unit of the Bloomfield Township Police Department, officers responded to reports of a two-car crash at 9 p.m. Jan. 24.

“Reports indicate a 2014 Maserati traveling eastbound on Square Lake rear-ended a 2009 Subaru Legacy traveling in the same direction,” Comerford explained in the statement.

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Published January 16, 2017

Police are investigating what caused a Jeep to apparently careen out of control and strike two other vehicles Jan. 16, leading to the deaths of two people.

According to a police command officer, a black Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound on Ryan Road, north of 17 Mile Road, at approximately 11:21 a.m.

The Jeep veered left into northbound traffic at a “high rate of speed” and struck a black Lincoln MKZ’s passenger side, according to a police report. Then the Jeep reportedly rammed head-on into a white Chrysler Town and Country minivan.

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Published January 11, 2017

Temporary traffic signals will be in place until late Jan. 12 after high winds knocked down several power lines, which caused the traffic signal at Maple Road and Maplelawn to fall to the roadway just after 7 a.m. Jan. 11.

Troy Police Sgt. Meghan Lehman said that temporary traffic signals were in place, but the left turn lanes to Maplelawn were shut down.

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Published January 4, 2017

A local man was ordered to remove his pants and shoes during a recent carjacking.

According to a news release from Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, of the Southfield Police Department, police were called to the 20000 block of Westland, near Eight Mile and Evergreen, on report of a carjacking around 3:10 a.m. Jan. 4.

A 30-year-old Southfield man told police he was leaving his home when he saw a blue or green older-model Chrysler vehicle pull up behind him. The man said there was a blue flashing light on the dashboard of the vehicle, so he believed it was a police car.

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Published December 22, 2016

Troy firefighters were called to free a driver trapped in his Chevy Trailblazer that had rolled over on southbound John R Road, at Elliott Drive, near Oakland Mall, just before 9:30 p.m. Dec. 21.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the Trailblazer on its side and the man trapped inside, unhurt, Troy Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Riesterer said in a prepared statement.

Firefighters used support struts to stabilize the vehicle, then opened the vehicle from the roof, helped the man to safety and turned him over to paramedics for medical evaluation, according to reports.

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Published December 22, 2016

A fire erupted at the top of the 555 Building on Woodward Avenue Dec. 22.

According to Birmingham Assistant Fire Chief John Donohue, the blaze was reported at 10:15 a.m. Since the fire was at the top of the high-rise, the flames and smoke could reportedly be seen blocks away.

“The fire was on the 14th floor, extending to the 15th,” Donahue told reporters at the scene. “At this time the fire is under investigation. It is unknown if the fire started at the exterior or the interior.”

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Published December 19, 2016

Both directions of Little Mack Avenue between 13 Mile Road and Masonic were closed at approximately 10 p.m. Dec. 18 due to a crash that caused a woman to be treated at a local hospital, according to Roseville Deputy Police Chief Donald Glandon.

In a press release Dec. 19, Glandon stated that the woman transported to the hospital “is expected to recover from her injuries.”

A 2004 red Ford Taurus was northbound on Little Mack and attempting to enter the ramp for westbound I-94, according to Glandon. The vehicle was operated by a 55-year-old Roseville woman.

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Published December 19, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old man from Chesterfield Township died after his car collided head-on with another vehicle on N. River Road in Harrison Township Dec. 19.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the crash occurred at approximately 2:46 a.m. The victim, later identified as Michael Mollahan, was driving a 2007 BMW east on N. River Road when he attempted to pass a 2004 Saab.

When Mollahan crossed the center line, he collided head-on with a westbound 2010 Chevy Malibu.

Wickersham reports Mollahan was killed as a result of the impact.

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