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Icy roads cause salt truck crash in Genoa Township

Icy roads caused a salt truck to lose control earlier this week and hit a passenger vehicle in Genoa Township.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says that on Tuesday February 7th, at approximately 8 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Challis Road and Bauer Road on the report of a two vehicle crash involving a Livingston County Road Commission salt truck.

 A preliminary investigation indicated that the 2017 Peterbuilt dump truck owned by LCRC was eastbound on Challis Road being driven by a 54 year old male resident of Fowlerville.  While actively salting icy roads the dump truck lost control as the driver attempted to negotiate the curve on Challis Road, causing the dump truck to cross the centerline and strike a 2021 Toyota Tacoma.  The Toyota Tacoma was being driven by a 37 year old male resident of Brighton and contained a 3 year old passenger in the rear seat of the vehicle.

 The child was properly restrained in a child seat and uninjured in the crash while the driver of the Toyota Tacoma was transported to U of M Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  The roadway was closed for approximately 1 hour for the investigation and clean up.

 Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel with the Brighton Area Fire Department and Livingston County EMS.

 The Sheriff’s Office responded to numerous crashes on the morning of February 7th due to icy road conditions throughout the Brighton, Hartland and Howell areas with no major injuries reported.


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