FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI – Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone is reporting a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Sunday, October 15th, 2017, at approximately 5:34 AM. The crash occurred on North Telegraph Road, north of Buhl Road, in Frenchtown Township.
Preliminary investigation reveals that William E. Owens, age 59, of Carleton, Michigan, was the driver of a 2013 GMC Sierra pick-up truck northbound on North Telegraph Road, in the right lane of travel. While northbound, Mr. Owens struck Austin K. Noe, 17-years-old, of Newport, Michigan, who had ran into the roadway in front of Mr. Owens, just as he approached.
Austin Noe was pronounced dead at the scene.
William Owens was not injured in the crash.
Neither speed nor alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.
The Frenchtown Township Fire Department, along with Monroe Community Ambulance, assisted at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by Deputy Brian Quinn of the Traffic Services Division. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 734-240-7493.