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5 Dead in Livingston County Crash


Five people were killed Tuesday when two cars collided in Oceola Township, Michigan.

Details of the Fatal Michigan Collision

According to reports, the two-car crash occurred just before 11 pm Tuesday at the intersection of M-59 and Argentine Road.

Police say one of the vehicles was traveling at a high rate of speed along Argentine Road when it ran through a stop sign at M-59 and crashed into a vehicle traveling eastbound on the highway.

Three passengers in the car that was traveling on M-59 were killed in the collision. They have been identified as a 70-year-old man, a 70-year-old woman, and a 36-year-old woman. The driver of the car, a 36-year-old man, was transported to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor in critical condition.

Two passengers in the cart that ran the stop sign were also kill in the crash. The other two occupants of that vehicle were listed in critical condition.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,092 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2015. This marks a 7.2-percent increase from the 32,744 deaths reported in 2014.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2015:
    • 22,441 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,376 were pedestrians
    • 4,976 were motorcyclists (operators and passengers)
    • 818 were pedalcyclists
    • 667 were occupants of large trucks
    • 227 were listed as other or as unknown
  • An additional 2,443,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2015.

 

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