TOWNSHIP OF BURTCHVILLE, MI – The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a three-vehicle crash that left one dead and two people hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
The accident happened around 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, February 21 at the 6500 block of Lakeshore Road in Burtchville Township, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department. Burtchville Township is located approximately 12 miles north of Port Huron in St. Clair County.
A 1997 Ford F150 pickup truck was heading north on Lakeshore Road when the driver attempted to overtake a pickup truck pulling a trailer into a no-way zone, the sheriff’s department’s preliminary investigation said, the press release said. . While attempting to overtake the truck with a trailer, the F150 collided head-on with a 2014 Lincoln in a southerly direction.
The collision then resulted in a second collision with the northbound pickup pulling the trailer, the statement said.
The driver of the Ford F150, a 19-year-old man from Croswell and his passenger, an 18-year-old woman from Croswell, were transported to McLaren Port Huron and transferred to McLaren Macomb with life-threatening injuries. The 19-year-old driver died of his injuries in hospital.
The driver of the Lincoln, a 39-year-old woman from Port Huron, was also transported to McLaren Port Huron and later to McLaren Macomb where she is being treated for serious injuries, the statement said. Her 11-year-old child sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene of the accident.
The driver and passenger of the van pulling a trailer sustained minor injuries and were also treated on the spot, according to the sheriff’s department.
Lakeshore Road was closed for several hours during the investigation and was reopened at 11 p.m. The St. Clair County Accident Investigation Team is continuing the investigation. The names of those involved are currently being kept pending notification from the family.
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Highway Patrol and Sheriff’s Officers Investigation Division were assisted at the scene by Tri Hospital EMS, the Burtchville Township Fire Department and the County Road Commission of St. Clair.
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