Update: Woman Involved in 23 Mile, Van Dyke Crash Dies

A 91-year-old woman who was involved in a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon in Shelby Township has died.

A woman who was seriously injured in a two-car crash on 23 and Van Dyke Wednesday has died.

Lt. Thomas Kohl told Patch that the woman, who was transported to Henry Ford Hospital via EMS, later died at the hospital from her injuries.

Kohl said the woman was 91-years-old. Her identity has not yet been revealed.

Police have not released the details of the crash, which occurred just before noon.

This is the second fatal crash at the intersection in the past month. On Oct. 4, a 74-year-old man who was involved in a crash at the intersection died.

"We’ve had two fatal accidents in the past month on 23 and Van Dyke. I have no idea if it’s because of the smart traffic lights or if drivers aren’t educated about them," said Kohl.

Patch.com will have more information about smart traffic lights in Shelby Township.

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Former Shelby Resident October 24, 2012 at 03:54 PM
The woman may have suffered such major injuries because her car was very old, did not have airbags and the seatbelt was not functioning. It was deemed that the driver of the other vehicle was not at fault nor did he recieve a ticket.
Jerry Cavalieri November 23, 2012 at 04:19 AM
It was my mom who was killed and that was on October 17th. We still wait every day for the final investigation results. How long might it be? Where is mom's car? Can anyone answer these questions for us? How about the Shelby Township Police Department?.
Marina Cracchiolo November 24, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I am sorry for your loss, Jerry. I have not heard anything else about the crash. I will ask around. Also, what happened to your mother's car? Is it at a local junk yard?
Jerry Cavalieri November 26, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Marina, Thanks for your interest and concern.
alan December 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM
The 74 year old man was my neighbor for more than forty years. He was a passenger in the car. His wife was driving and they were hit head on. She is an excellant driver. People should not assume that because someone is old that they should not be allowed to drive.What about people who cannot speak english who drive?


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