Chesterfield Township police released the identity Monday of a 26-year-old woman who died in a Saturday morning accident on 23 Mile east of I-94.
Angelica Rogan of Shelby Township was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-car crash, according to Chesterfield Township Detective Sgt. Deron Myers.
Rogan was heading home from The Village of East Harbor, a Presbyterian Villages of Michigan senior-living community, where she worked the midnight shift, Myers said.
At approximately 7:15 a.m., witnesses reported that a 20-year-old New Baltimore man inside a 1998 Chrysler minivan crossed the center turn lane as he was headed eastbound on 23 Mile. The minivan struck Rogan's 2004 Chevy Impala head-on in the westbound 23 Mile lane, Myers said.
The New Baltimore man was taken to McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He told police he does not remember what happened before the accident. He said he only recalls waking up when witnesses stopped to help afterward, police said.
Investigators said there's a chance criminal charges may be filed against him, pending the outcome of toxicology and accident reconstruction reports. They are also not ruling out the possibility he suffered a medical condition in the early stages of this investigation.
Rogan had been a certified nurse aide for the past two and half years at The Village of East Harbor in Chesterfield. She worked directly with seniors in the nursing home, according to Administrator Joan Sonnenberg.
"She was respected by her co-workers, loved by the residents," said Sonnenberg Monday, calling her an excellent employee.
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