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Passenger killed in Oceola Township crash

A Howell woman is dead following a car crash early Sunday in Oceola Township.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched at approximately 12:45 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of East Highland Road (M59) and North Latson Road for a two-vehicle personal injury crash.

A preliminary investigation indicated that a 2011 Ford Focus traveling south on N. Latson Road failed to stop at the intersection of E. Highland Road. The Ford Focus was struck by a 2007 Cadillac Escalade traveling east on E. Highland Road.

The driver of the Ford Focus, an 18-yearold female from Stockbridge, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the U of M Hospital by Livingston County EMS. The Ford Focus passenger, an 18-year-old female from Howell was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Cadillac Escalade driver, a 20-year-old male Burton resident was transported to Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc by Livingston County EMS with possible injuries.

Both occupants of the Ford Focus were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash while the driver of the Cadillac Escalade was not wearing his seat belt.  Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from Livingston County EMS, Howell Area Fire Department, and the Michigan State Police.

The incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau.

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