Police said preliminary investigation shows two vehicles sideswiped one another on the roadway around
A 67-year-old South Lyon man died following a crash Monday morning on northbound U. S. 23 north of Center Road in Tyrone Township, police said.
According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, the preliminary investigation indicates a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer and a 2016 International semi-tractor and trailer sideswiped one another on the roadway about 7:26 a.m.
Both vehicles ran off the roadway onto the shoulder side of the freeway.
The International semi-tractor struck the embankment and then a tree. The driver was transported to Genesys Regional Medical Center by Livingston County EMS, where he later succumbed to his injuries, police said.
His name was not released.
The Trailblazer overturned after leaving the roadway, but the driver, a 45-year-old Highland Township resident, refused treatment at the scene.
One lane of northbound U. S. 23 was closed for approximately four hours during the investigation. Runyan Lake Road was closed for approximately six hours while the vehicles were removed from the scene.
Speed and alcohol use do not appear to be a factor and the crash, which remains under investigation, police said.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Fenton Area Fire Department, Michigan State Police, and Livingston County EMS.