Rose Twp. — A 40-year-old Flint man was killed and a 45-year-old Fenton woman is hospitalized in serious condition following an automobile crash Thursday, Nov. 7.
North Oakland County Fire Authority (NOCFA) Chief Jeremy Lintz said the fatal car crash was the result of icy road conditions. The names of the victims have not been released.
NOCFA was dispatched to Hickory Ridge Road near Pellet Drive in Rose Township at 7:20 a.m. to a head-on collision between two cars. Upon arrival, first responders found two vehicles both with heavy front-end damage.
Each vehicle was occupied with drivers only. The vehicle traveling northbound was driven by a 40-year-old man from Flint. The vehicle traveling southbound was driven by a 45-year-old woman from Fenton.
Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles. NOCFA crews extricated each driver with the Jaws of Life and transported them to Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc Township. Both drivers sustained multiple traumatic injuries.
Lintz said the Flint man died shortly after arrival to the hospital. The Fenton woman is in serious condition.
The cause of the accident appears to be the result of the driver northbound on Hickory Ridge road losing control of the vehicle on an icy patch of roadway and crossing over into the southbound lane.
The Michigan State Police was in charge of investigating the crash. The road was closed until 11 a.m., when both vehicles were loaded onto flat bed trucks and taken away.
Editor Sharon Stone contributed to this story.