PONTIAC, MI – A 29-year-old woman was killed in a fatal traffic crash that occurred on January 4th, 2020 at the intersection of South Blvd and Sanford St.
The accident occurred at approximately 4:45am
A black 1999 Chevy Suburban was traveling south on Sanford Street at a very high rate of speed. The vehicle was occupied by 4 passengers, including the driver.
As the Suburban approached the intersection of South Blvd and Sanford Street, the driver of the vehicle failed to slow down nor attempted to stop when it blew through the stop sign. The vehicle then crossed over the railroad tracks where it then left the roadway on the south side of South Blvd.
After leaving the roadway, the vehicle crashed through a chain linked fence and then slammed into a concrete barrier that surrounds the ITC power facility. When the vehicle slammed into the concrete barrier, it caused multiple injuries to the 4 occupants of the Suburban.
The investigation indicated that all four individuals were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. The front airbags did deploy. The driver and rear seat passenger side victims’ were transported from the scene to McLaren Hospital.
The rear seat passenger side occupant is identified as a 29-year-old woman, who was a resident of Pontiac, died as a result of injuries that she sustained during the crash.
The driver, a 30-year-old man from Pontiac, remains in the hospital and is listed in serious condition.
The front seat passenger and the rear seat drivers side passenger were transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac for treatment of their injuries.
The front seat passenger, a 29-year-old woman from Pontiac, remains in the hospital and is listed in serious/critical condition. The rear seat drivers side passenger, a 30-year old man from Pontiac, also remains hospitalized and is listed in serious condition.
Alcohol and Drugs are believed to be contributing factors of the accident. A search warrant was obtained for a blood draw from the driver of the vehicle. The results of those tests are pending.
The crash remains under investigation.
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