Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The three-vehicle crash shut down the freeway at Metro Parkway Tuesday afternoon.
Police identified the motorist in Tuesday's fatal crash on Interstate 94 as a 49-year-old Mount Clemens man. William Weaver was transported to McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens after the accident, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the crash that took place around 2:16 p.m. when Weaver merged from Metro Parkway onto the freeway, crossing over all three lanes. His 1987 Chrysler New Yorker struck another vehicle before hitting the center median barrier before another vehicle crashed into it. He was not wearing a seat belt, the Sheriff's Office said. Motorists were directed off the freeway onto Metro Parkway in Harrison Township as emergency responders rushed …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Emergency responders were at the scene of the crash Tuesday afternoon in Harrison Township.
A multi-vehicle crash that prompted the closure of eastbound Interstate 94 at Metro Parkway Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of one motorist, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Deputies are investigating the accident that took place around 2:16 p.m. Preliminary reports lead them to believe the crash took place after a male driver merged from Metro Parkway onto the freeway, crossing over all three lanes. The driver's vehicle struck another vehicle before hitting the center median barrier before another vehicle crashed into it, deputies said. Motorists were directed off the freeway onto Metro Parkway as emergency responders arrived to the personal injury accident, deputies said. No further details were immediately available.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Ryan Specht, 22, had been on life support following a Monday night accident.
A 22-year-old Chesterfield Township man died from injuries sustained in a Monday accident, township police said Thursday. Ryan Specht was taken of life support Wednesday afternoon and died soon after in McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, according to police. Police said they had received a call Monday at 9 p.m. reporting that a man was walking in the middle of the roadway on 24 Mile just west of Gratiot Avenue. As officers responded to the report, police received another call saying that the man had been struck by a vehicle. When Chesterfield police arrived on the scene, they found Specht unconscious in the road. The driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old Chesterfield Township woman, had been traveling eastbound on 24 Mile Road. She …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Brandon Ostipow, 19, of Shelby Township faces six felony charges and one misdemeanor related to the Sunday morning accident in Chesterfield.
A 19-year-old Shelby Township man accused of drunken driving is facing multiple felony charges after police say he lost control of his car and drove into another vehicle carrying a family of four Sunday in Chesterfield Township. Brandon Ostipow was arraigned Thursday in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on three counts of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury, three counts of operating with a suspended license causing injury, and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle. While the unlawful use charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in jail, the other six counts are felony charges punishable by up to five years in jail each, according to police. Chesterfield police say the accident, which trapped a family …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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 …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The preliminary exam for the now-retired Harper Woods detective lieutenant began Thursday in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore, according to police.
The court case for a former high-ranking, off-duty police officer who allegedly crashed into a teen a year ago on a New Baltimore road began Thursday in 42-2 District Court, New Baltimore police said. William Snider, 49, is accused of hitting a Marine City teen's vehicle head-on last December on County Line Road, causing then 18-year-old driver Ryan Hagel serious injuries. Snider, whose blood-alcohol level was well over the state's legal limit for driving of .08, was charged with a felony of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing serious injury, police said. The Harper Woods lieutenant said he had already accepted a retirement package from the force before the accident and his retirement took effect soon after the December …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The New Haven driver was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated and carrying a concealed weapon.
Chesterfield Township police are investigating a three-car accident involving a sheriff's patrol car late Wednesday at the St. Clair County-Macomb County border, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office. At approximately, 11:15 p.m., a St. Clair County Sheriff's patrol vehicle was traveling westbound on Marine City Highway en route to Interstate 94. "The car was heading through the intersection of County Line Road when a vehicle heading eastbound went into the turn lane, struck a vehicle from behind, then veered into the path of the patrol unit," the Sheriff's Office stated in a news release. "The patrol unit was sideswiped." Uninjured, the deputies inside the car then checked on the occupants of the other two cars. They saw …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A Macomb Township man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office.
A 20-year-old Macomb Township pedestrian suffered serious injuries after he was struck Wednesday by a vehicle near the Interstate 94 overpass in Harrison Township, police said. At approximately 1:38 a.m., a 21-year-old Mount Clemens woman reported to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office that she struck someone lying on Metro Parkway near the freeway overpass, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. The driver of the 2003 Chevrolet Blazer was traveling westbound on Metro Parkway when she noticed something in the roadway. When she realized it was a person, she was unable to brake in time and hit the man, reporting the incident right after. It was not immediately clear why the pedestrian was lying on the road, the Sheriff's Office said…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office has identified the body of a woman found Sunday near the Washington Mobile Home Park as that of Sandra Lee Loepp, 37, of Washington Township.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
One person suffered minor injuries in the two-vehicle accident around 6 p.m. in Chesterfield Township.
A Sunday evening accident involving two vehicles required considerable clean up on Jefferson Avenue and sent one person to the hospital, according to Chesterfield Township fire officials. Around 6 p.m., a Ford Escort traveling on Jefferson near Mallard Drive swerved into oncoming traffic, striking a van. Authorities suspect the Escort driver was under the influence of alcohol, township Fire Capt. Doug Calvert said. The van driver was taken to MacLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens for what are believed to be minor injuries. The other driver was unharmed, Calvert said. Debris from the crash stretched about a half-block on Jefferson and required crews to section off areas while clearing the road, he said.