Northbound US-23 was closed for four hours Tuesday following a crash in Brighton Township.
Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to northbound US-23 north of Hyne Road at approximately 1:35 p.m. on the report of a multiple vehicle injury crash.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a 2011 Chevrolet Impala operated by a 37-year-old Flint woman was traveling south on US-23 when her vehicle crossed the median into oncoming traffic and struck a northbound 2009 Ford F450 head on. The Ford F450 was being operated by a 36-year-old Sterling man. The impact forced the Ford F450 into the right lane of travel into a 2020 Peterbilt semi-tractor and trailer operated by a 40-year-old man from Alpena.
The driver of the Chevrolet Impala was transported to the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor in critical condition. The Ford F450 operator had minor injuries and refused treatment. The Peterbilt operator was not injured.
Speed appears to be a factor while distracted driving and intoxicant use may be contributing factors in this crash. The roadway was closed for approximately four hours during the investigation.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from Livingston County EMS, Hartland Area Fire Department, Brighton Area Fire Department, MDOT Courtesy Patrol, and MDOT
This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau.