Several people were injured in a multiple vehicle injury crash Thursday in Howell Township.
Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at approximately 2:27 p.m. to the intersection of E. Grand River and Owosso Road on the report of an injury crash.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a 2011 Mercedes Benz SUV was traveling south on Owosso Road when it failed to yield at the intersection and was struck by a 2005 Toyota Camry that had been traveling west on Grand River. The Camry was forced into the eastbound lane of travel where it was struck by a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado that was traveling east on Grand River.
The driver of the Mercedes was identified as a 20-year-old man from Westland, who was wearing his seat belt. The driver of the Camry was identified as a 66-year-old Fowlerville man who was seat belted at the time of the crash and suffered life-threatening injuries.
After Fire personnel extricated the driver from the Camry, he was then transported to the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor by Livingston County EMS and last listed in critical condition.
The driver of the Silverado was identified as a 58-year-old Fowlerville woman, who had a single passenger, an 81-year-old female, also from Fowlerville. Both occupants of the Silverado were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The elderly passenger was transported to St. Joseph Livingston Hospital in Howell by Livingston County EMS as a precautionary measure and was treated for minor abrasions.
Authorities say speed and alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors in the crash. The road remained closed for approximately four hours for the investigation and clean up.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from Michigan State Police Motor Carrier, Michigan State Conservation Officer, Fowlerville Police Department, Livingston County EMS and Howell Fire Department.
This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau.