Macomb Township Man Dies in Rollover Crash

The two-vehicle crash took place Tuesday in Oakland County when a traffic light was not functional, according to police.

A 44-year-old Macomb Township man was pronounced dead at the scene of a rollover accident Tuesday night in Pontiac, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

At approximately, 7:13 p.m., the traffic light at the intersection of northbound Woodward and University was not powered, witnesses told the Sheriff's Office. At that time, a 1998 Chevrolet S10 pickup heading westbound on University and a 1998 Lexus ES 300 traveling northbound on Woodward drove through the intersection without stopping, the Sheriff's Office stated in a news release.

James Krajenka was partially ejected from the pickup and trapped underneath it while it rolled over. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene, the release stated.

The 47-year-old Detroit resident who drove the Lexus suffered minor injuries as well as an adult passenger in that car. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police said it was not immediately clear if alcohol played a role in the crash that remains under investigation.


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