Man Killed in Crash; Car Reported Stolen from Dealership

A roundup of crime reports from around the White Lake-Highland area.

A Flint man was killed Wednesday morning in a car accident that closed a US-23 ramp in Tyrone Township for three hours, according to the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

Police said that 47-year-old Michael Herrell lost control of his 1997 Chevrolet S-10 on icy roads while exiting the freeway at Center Road. Herrell struck the rear of a 2003 Hyundai 53-foot semi-trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the off ramp and was killed.

The driver of the semi truck, 51-year-old Melvin Roe of Rhodes, was not injured in the crash and alcohol does not appear to be a factor, police said.

The Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by personnel from the Fenton City Fire Department, Livingston County EMS and the Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division.

The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Traffic Safety Bureau.

Car Missing from Dealership

A 1988 red Chevrolet Blazer was stolen from Brighton Ford Used Cars on West Grand River in Brighton Township sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 and 7 a.m. on Jan. 7, according to a police report.

Brighton Ford Used Cars Sales Manager told police that the car was parked on the lawn and that he still had two keys to the vehicle, the report said.

Police found one set of footprints on the lawn where the car had been parked, leading to the driver's side door. The car had been brought into the dealership 54 days ago and was not test driven recently, police said.

The car's sticker price was $8,995.

Police entered the car into the system as stolen and put out a be on the lookout (BOL) for the vehicle.


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