Crash claims the lives of two Huron Township residents

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Two Huron Township residents died late Wednesday evening in a rollover crash that occurred on Hannan Road, west of Huron River Drive.

Huron Township emergency personnel responded to the scene just after 11 p.m. and found Kristopher Lashlee, 42, and Theresa Lashlee, 39, deceased.

Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said the vehicle they were in was traveling at a high rate of speed going westbound on Hannan Road when the crash occurred.

Only one passenger in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt, and alcohol–as well as speed–appear to be contributing factors in the crash, Robbins said.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to their entire family. It was apparent in talking to them last night that Theresa and Kristopher were loved and will truly be missed,” he said.

The Michigan State Police accident reconstruction team was requested by Huron police and responded to the crash scene to assist with the investigation, which remains ongoing.

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Amazon.com granted $5 million to support development in Romulus

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By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Online giant Amazon.com was granted $5 million Tuesday from the Michigan Strategic Fund to support the company’s ongoing $140 million package facility development in Romulus.

“The Michigan Strategic Fund board announced a $5 million performance-based grant to incentivize Amazon’s private capital investment in the city of Romulus, where the electronic commerce giant plans a state-of-the-art distribution facility. A wide range of consumer products will be stored, picked, packed and shipped at the center. The plan also calls for infrastructure improvements at the site,” said the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The center in Romulus is expected to create 1,600 jobs and has been supported by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, D–Taylor.

“A small investment now will lead to greater investments in the future, which helps our state prosper in the long run,” Hopgood said in a statement.

“We are in a unique situation to reposition ourselves as a high-tech corridor of innovation and these financial investments will help our community achieve progress in that direction.”

Amazon.com picked the location in Romulus after considering other locations in Ohio and Indiana.

The exact location of the development has not been disclosed.

The Michigan Strategic Fund, created in 1984, is designed to attract new investments by offering grants to incentivize prospective businesses to locate their operations in Michigan over neighboring states.

“I’m grateful that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Strategic Fund realize the value in investing in long-term economic and job growth in our state,” Hopgood said.

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3 in stable condition after car crashes into tree on Bell Road

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Three people are in stable condition after the car they were driving in veered off the roadway and struck a tree on Bell Road south of South Huron on Saturday.

Alcohol or drugs, as well as speeding, appear to be a factor in the crash, Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said.

When emergency personnel responded to the scene at about 2 p.m., they found a 39-year-old man and his two sons, 16 and 10, pinned inside of the car.

After firefighters used the jaws of life to extract the children from the car, the 16-year-old passenger was transported to University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor using a life flight helicopter.

The driver and his other son were also transported to the same hospital.

“Our prayers are with the two young boys. This could have had a much worse ending,” Robbins said.

“It is very fortunate that our first responders were on the scene quickly. They train for situations like this and acted quickly which may have saved a life.”

Michigan State Police accident reconstruction team assisted at the scene and the crash is still under investigation.

View video, minutes from the June 14 board meeting

Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub

Below is a video of the June 14 board meeting, followed up by the minutes.

 


 

911 call reporting break-in, gunpoint situation turns out to be unfounded

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A 911 call reporting a break-in and a person being held at gunpoint Friday morning in Huron Township turned out to be false, according to police.

At 6:47 a.m., a resident living in the 27000 block of Bluebird Drive called 911 and said that a family member was being held at gunpoint by a person who had just broken into her house.

Public Safety Director Everette Robbins says that Huron police responded to the home in emergency fashion with the mutual aid of Sumpter police, Metropark police, and Flat Rock police.

When officers made entry into the house, all residents inside were found safe and it was revealed that no home invasion had happened.

“We want to get the word out to our residents as soon as possible that your neighborhood is safe. I have received multiple calls from residents, and rightfully so, that were frightened by the police response. We took this call seriously at all times and responded accordingly to the information that we had at the times,” Robbins said.

No weapons were found during a search of the home, and the incident remains under investigation.

It appears to police that a family member misinterpreted a conversation with another resident inside of the house.

Robbins said that extra patrol officers on duty this morning in the township assisted regular patrol staff during the call.

“Any way that we have the ability to have more officers on patrol and available in an emergency situation benefits the entire community,” he said.

“We appreciate the great working relationship we have with our area police departments and thank them for the assistance. We are thankful that this incident was not as reported, but if it had been, the response of our neighboring jurisdictions would have been crucial to a safe outcome.”

Here is the agenda for the June 14 Board of Trustees meeting

Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub

There is the agenda for the Wednesday, June 14 Board of Trustees meeting.

For more information about agenda items, visit the township’s civic portal, where you can view an attachment file linked to each item.

The board meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 22950 Huron River Drive in New Boston.