MDOT contractor killed in crash on Grand River Avenue in Ingham County
LEROY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - A road crew member working traffic detail was killed Thursday in a crash on Grand River Avenue, near M-52.
According to authorities, a Michigan Department of Transportation contractor who was directing traffic within a work zone was struck by a westbound vehicle. The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office responded shortly before 2 p.m., just west of Webberville.
The contractor, a 70-year-old man from Hillsdale County, was severely injured. The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office said emergency crews had to extricate him from beneath the vehicle. He was rushed to a hospital where he died.
The driver, a 23-year-old woman from Williamston, sustained minor injuries.
Grand River Avenue was closed for several hours as the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office investigated. The area reopened to normal traffic at about 5:30 p.m.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office at 517-676-8202.
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