Oakland County Man Killed after Vehicle Slams into Tree

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI – Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Commerce Township Fire Department, responded to the area of Cooley Lake Rd. near Glade St. Fatal 1000x600

A 63-year-old man, of Commerce Township, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet pickup westbound on Cooley Lake Rd. As the vehicle approached Glade St., it crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic. The vehicle then drifted to the south side of Cooley Lake Rd. where it left the roadway and struck a tree.

The driver was transported to Huron Valley Hospital by Commerce Township Fire Department where he was pronounced dead.

The OCSO Crash Reconstruction Unit was contacted and responded to the scene. Alcohol / drugs do not appear to be a factor. The driver may have had a medical emergency prior to the crash. The driver was wearing a seat belt and there was airbag deployment. The crash remains under investigation pending an autopsy.

The victim’s name has not yet been released.