By Lonnie Huhman,

A two-car crash took a man’s life on April 1, according to the Chelsea Area Fire Authority.


It was just before 2 p.m. when CAFA was called to the scene for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. The crash happened just south of I-94 on M-52, in Sylvan Township. The road was closed for three hours.

CAFA said paramedics and Michigan State Police troopers arrived on the scene first and reported one driver was dead.

The other driver was transported to the University of Michigan’s health system with critical injuries.

There were no other reported injuries.

There were few details given as to the men’s identities, but CAFA said they appeared to both be older men, possibly in their 70s.

The crash is still under investigation by the MSP, but CAFA said at this point it appears one vehicle may have crossed into the other lane and struck the other vehicle head on. CAFA said both vehicles, one a Jeep Cherokee and the other a Lincoln MKZ, had heavy front-end damage.

There were no witnesses to the crash. A driver who eventually came up on the scene called 911.


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