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Good Samaritan dies from injuries after being struck along I-96 in Livingston County

One of two people critically injured over the weekend along I-96 in Livingston County has succumbed to their injuries.

The Livingston Sheriff’s Office reports that at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday, deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on the overpass of eastbound I-96 at US-23 in Brighton Township.  The original crash involved a 2006 Chrysler driven by a 75-year-old male from Redford, now identified as James Durante, that had struck the median wall and became disabled in the travel lane.

A preliminary investigation indicates that prior to deputies arriving on scene, a 50-year-old Auburn Hills resident named Steven Reid stopped on the left shoulder to render aide to the driver of the Chrysler, while Amanda Strong, a 42-year-old Oak Park resident, stopped her 2018 Honda CRV behind Reid so she could check her vehicle after she had struck an object in the roadway.

While out of their vehicles both Reid and Strong were struck by a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu that was being operated by a 27-year-old-male Warren resident.

Both the Chrysler driver and Steven Reid were transported to Providence Hospital in critical condition. Reid passed away at the hospital while Durante remains in the hospital in stable condition. Strong was transported to the U of M Hospital where she remains in critical condition.

Alcohol does not appear to be an issue in the crash, though weather and speed are contributing factors.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from Michigan State Police Brighton Post, Green Oak Township Police, Brighton Police, Livingston County EMS and Brighton Area Fire.

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

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