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Apr 03

Press Release: Fatal Traffic Crash, Oregon Township

On Sunday, 04-02-2017 at 7:00 PM, Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies to an injury traffic crash on Oregon Road to the east of Hayes Road in Lapeer (Lapeer County’s Oregon Township).

A 1992 GMC Yukon was traveling east on Oregon Road. The vehicle traveled over the center line and westbound lane before departing the north side of the roadway. The vehicle traveled within the north ditch for approximately 50 feet before striking a tree. The collision type is considered head on.

The driver and only occupant was pronounced deceased on scene. Lapeer City Fire and Rescue extricated the driver from the vehicle. The driver was wearing his seat belt and the vehicle was not equipped with airbags.

The name of the deceased driver is being withheld pending notification.

Oregon Road was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours for investigation and extrication purposes. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Lapeer City Fire and Rescue and Lapeer County EMS Ambulance Service.

Preliminary, neither excessive speed over the 55 MPH posted limit nor alcohol appear to be contributing factors.

This case remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office and Lapeer County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-656-1015 or jparks@lapeercounty.org.

Release: Monday 04-03-2017 at 12:00 AM. Prepared by-Authority: D/Sgt. Jason Parks

Download original release. Media Release- Lapeer County Fatality on 04-02-2017