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Genoa Twp. crash sends one driver to hospital

A crash Wednesday in Genoa Township sent one driver to the hospital and slowed traffic for several hours through one of the busiest intersections in Livingston County.

According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched just after 6 p.m. to a two-vehicle serious injury crash on Grand River Ave in the traffic light-controlled intersection of Walmart.

A preliminary investigation indicated that a 58-year-old female Fowlerville resident was driving a 2015 Ford Fiesta westbound on Grand River Ave and attempted to turn left at the traffic light to go south into the Walmart Parking lot. She failed to yield to a 2010 Ford Fusion, operated by an 18-year-old Dewitt resident who was heading east on Grand River Ave.

The Fiesta was struck in the Passenger side by the Fusion as it turned. The driver of the Fiesta was not wearing her seatbelt and was injured in the crash. She was transported by Livingston County Ambulance to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor for treatment. The driver of the Fusion was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.

Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. Traffic was reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately 2 hours during the investigation and clean up. 

Deputies were assisted on scene by The Brighton Fire Department and Livingston County Ambulance.

The crash remains under investigation by the Livingston County Major Crash Team.

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