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A 39-year-old Burton, Michigan man died in a head-on car crash on Saturday, June 8, in the city of Chelsea.

“On June 8, 2024 at approximately 6:00 pm the Chelsea Police Department received reports of a vehicle driving erratically N/B M-52. Officers responded to the area and located the suspect vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Corolla, traveling E/B on Old US 12. Upon witnessing the erratic driving officers activated their emergency light, to pull the vehicle over. The Toyota swerved into the W/B lane of traffic and into the path of a 2020 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a utility trailer, causing a head on crash,” it said in the report issued by Chelsea Police Chief Kevin Kazyak on June 9.

Chelsea Police said the driver of the Toyota, “a 39-year-old man from Burton, Michigan, was unresponsive and officers immediately started life saving measures, but he was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Police said the Dodge Ram was occupied by a 33-year-old Chelsea resident and his 4-year-old daughter.

“Both the driver and passenger were transported to Chelsea Hospital for minor injuries and later released,” according to Chelsea Police.

The crash is being investigated by the Chelsea Police Department with assistance from the Michigan State Police. Seatbelts were worn by both drivers and the 4-year-old was utilizing a car seat.

“It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash,” Chelsea Police said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or the erratic driving of the Toyota is asked to contact the Chelsea Police Department at (734) 475-9122.

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