A 19-year-old Monroe resident died Sunday evening from injuries sustained during a head-on crash that occurred in Huron Township, according to the Huron Police Department.
Public Safety Director Everette Robbins says that Huron Township police and fire units, along with Sumpter Township Police, responded to the area of Willow Road between Clark and Otter Roads at 8:23 p.m. regarding a traffic accident.
When units arrived, they found the man, identified as Noel Ryan Noble of Monroe, deceased at the scene.
The 32-year-old Sumpter Resident driving the second vehicle was not injured in the crash.
Robbins says the heavy fog in the area Sunday evening may have caused the crash.
“The fog was very heavy last evening and left drivers with very limited visibility on the roads,” Robbins said.
“It appears from our investigation that the uninjured driver was unable to see the curve in the road and hit Mr. Noble head on. It is important for drivers to slow way down during these conditions or stay off the roads if possible.”
Robbins said that based on an initial investigation, alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash.
The Downriver Crash Response Team was called in and assisted with the investigation, and Willow Road, in both directions between Otter and Clark, was shut down for several hours while the investigation took place.
“Our condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Nobles family. It is every parent’s worst nightmare to get the knock on the door that they received last night. No parent should have to get that news. If anything positive can possibly come from this, maybe it can be a great reminder for all drivers to slow down and be aware of their surroundings, especially as we head into the winter driving season,” Robbins said.
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