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Swift Transportation hosting fourth annual Christmas dinner for veterans Dec. 16

Swift family volunteers pictured with Huron Township volunteers from last year’s event. (Photos courtesy of Swift Transportation)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Swift Transportation, New Boston and Swift Charities are hosting their fourth annual Christmas dinner for veterans on Dec. 16.

A $12 donation includes dinner and a soft drink, $5 donation for children ages 5-12.

Veterans with ID eat for free.

The dinner will be held at Southgate VFW Post 9283, 16200 Dix-Toledo Road.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with the buffet-style dinner served From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa Clause will take a break from the North Pole to be there, and there will be entertainment, 50/50 drawings, and a silent auction.

For full information about the event, please visit think link.



Southbound I-275 closed at I-94 due to fatal crash

Update, 12:20 p.m. — MDOT says the crash has been cleared and all lanes in the area are open. 

Southbound I-275 is currently closed at I-94 due to a fatal crash, Michigan State Police say.

MSP said a rollover crash happened just before 5:30 a.m., causing a person to be ejected and killed from an involved vehicle.

MDOT on Twitter said at 10 a.m. that the closure estimate would be about two hours, but due to the circumstances of the fatal crash, traffic could be closed for longer.

Motorists should plan on an alternate route through the area. Check the MDOT Twitter page for updates to local traffic and incidents.

Roads were slick this morning due to low temperatures and could continue to be throughout the day as temps will remain near freezing. Drive with extra caution.

–Scott Bolthouse



Poll: What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Happy Thanksgiving, from The Huron Hub!

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Thanksgiving is upon us, and it has us asking — what is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

We created a poll for this pressing question. Already added are some Thanksgiving staples, but feel free to add your own favorite. You can vote for more than one option, too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Police car rear-ended in Huron Township Wednesday

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

A police car was rear-ended in Huron Township on Wednesday.

The car was part of the department’s K9 unit, who came in that day from being off duty to work a hit and run scene.

RelatedHit and run suspect gets hit, killed on King Road after fleeing scene of earlier accident

Just after 6 p.m., the unit was sitting stationary at a red light in the area of Vining and Sibley Roads.

A driver then rear-ended the K9 patrol vehicle.

The Huron Township Fire Department responded and the driver of the second vehicle was treated for minor injuries, and the officer was not injured.

The Michigan State Police responded to conduct an independent traffic investigation.

The driver was cited and released from the scene.


Huron Township man dies after being hit on King Road Wednesday evening

Huron resident Mark Barley, 55, was killed after he was struck by a motorist on King Road Wednesday evening. Police say Barely fled the scene of a hit and run accident earlier Wednesday afternoon that police were investigating. Photos courtesy Huron Township Department of Public Safety.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

A 55-year-old Huron Township man was killed Wednesday evening after he was hit by a motorist on King Road.

Mark Barley was pronounced dead at the scene after police responded to the area of King Road and Harrison at 6:47 p.m.

Police say Barley had fled the scene of a hit and run accident earlier in Huron Township before he was hit and killed while walking on King Road.

Upon arrival within three minutes of a 911 call reporting the King Road accident, police administered CPR to Barley before Huron Township Fire Department paramedics arrived two minutes later and took over medical care.

The driver that struck Barley stopped immediately and fully cooperated with the investigation, Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said.

No charges are expected to be filed against the driver, who was determine to be not involved in the earlier hit and run that Barley fled from.

The Michigan State Police Downriver Crash Team responded and assisted with the accident investigation.

Robbins said just minutes prior to the 911 call reporting the hit pedestrian, the Huron Township Dispatch Center received multiple calls about a person dressed in all black walking in and out of the roadway on King Road.

Police were on the way to attempt to locate Barley when a call came in reporting that he had been struck.

After an investigation, Robbins said Barley was identified as the driver in a hit and run accident that occurred earlier Wednesday afternoon where one person was injured.

At 3:31 p.m., police and fire personnel were dispatched to the area of Inkster and West Roads for a hit and run.

Officers responded and were on scene within eight minutes.

Police located the suspect’s hit and run vehicle in the 27000 block of Bordeau Street.

The driver, later identified as Barley, fled the scene on foot.

A passenger in Barley’s vehicle was injured and transported to a local hospital.

The Huron police K9 unit was off duty and called in to conduct a search for Barley but he was not located at that time.

His vehicle was impounded and taken as evidence.

A neighborhood canvass was conducted and witnesses were interviewed.

Alcohol and/or drugs initially appear to have been in Barley’s system at the time of his death, Robbins said.

“It is unfortunate that this reached the conclusion that it did. My thoughts go out not only to the family of the deceased, but also to the driver of the vehicle that had the unfortunate circumstance to be in that place at that time. The sad reality is what started as a simple crash ended in a tragedy that could have been avoided,” he said.

“This was an ultimate day of teamwork within our public safety team, starting with our dispatch staff. They pulled together and did a great job making sure that everyone was safe and where they needed to be. Throughout these calls we had numerous other calls such as a suicidal person and multiple medical calls. I always say that our dispatchers are the glue that holds our public safety department together and they certainly lived up to that billing over the last 24 hours.”


Huron High students visit with Metro Airport police for learning experience

A group of Huron High School students visited with Detroit Metro Airport Police on Nov. 7 during an opportunity to apply what they’re learning in government and law class. (Photo courtesy of Steven Hudock)

A group of Huron High School law and government students visited Detroit Metro Airport on Nov. 7 for a special learning experience with airport police.

The experience provided the students with a great opportunity to help the apply what they are learning in the law and government class, said Steven Hudock, principal at Huron High School.

–Scott Bolthouse