1 dead, 2 others injured in fatal crash late Wednesday evening in Huron Township

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

One person is dead and two others injured following a violent crash that occurred Wednesday evening in Huron Township.

At 10:12 p.m., first responders with the Huron Township Department of Public Safety responded to the area of Sibley and Middle Belt Roads on a report of a multi-vehicle crash.

When first responders arrived, they found three vehicles had been involved in a collision.

One vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and the driver was trapped inside the vehicle.

The driver of that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe the deceased driver is a 24-year-old man from Taylor.

Two other vehicles were also involved in the crash.

One of the other drivers was transported to a local hospital with multiple bone fractures that appear to be non life-threatening.

A third driver sustained minor injuries.

Police say the crash involved a head on collision as well as a read end collision.

The Michigan State Police Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Police say the initial investigation indicates that speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

“Our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to family of the young person lost in this crash. It is an unfortunate reminder of the bad results that can happen when drivers exceed the speed limit, especially our young drivers. Through tragedy sometimes we are offered good reminders. This is a good time for parents to talk to their children about their driving habits, especially as it relates to speed,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.

“As always, I want to thank our first responders as well as the Accident Reconstruction Team for braving the elements last night to make sure this family will get the closure they deserve. Every responder did all that they could to help the victims involved in this crash. Based on the circumstances of what occurred, we are very fortunate not to have had multiple fatalities,” he said.

Related article: Michigan State Police to drivers: slow down

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