Dearborn resident dies in Highland Township car crash

By ZEINAB NAJM
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — A 74-year-old Dearborn man died in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Hickory Ridge and Clyde Roads in Highland Township Sept. 29.

The man was a passenger in 2017 Ford Fusion and a 78-year-old Dearborn woman was driving at the time of the crash.

About 1:45 p.m. the Oakland County Sheriff’s police officers responded to the scene where they determined the Fusion stopped at the stop sign at the intersection before continuing west on Clyde Road.

As the Fusion continued driving, it collided with a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado which was traveling north on Hickory Ridge Road. The Silverado did not have a stop sign at the intersection.

The Dearborn man was transported to Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc via helicopter and pronounced dead. The Dearborn woman was flown to the same medical center and then transferred to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak where she was in critical condition.

Driving the Silverado was a 46-year-old Highland Township woman who was taken by a family member to Huron Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

There were no passengers in the Silverado and police said they believe alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash. According to police, all three individuals in the crash were wearing their seat belts.

Calls made to the sheriff’s office for more information and identification of the Dearborn man were not returned by press time. The crash remains under investigation.

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at zeinabnajm92@gmail.com.)