CASNOVIA TOWNSHIP, MI – One man died after being ejected from his pickup truck in a rollover accident on Friday, January 23rd, 2015.
The accident occurred around 3:00 p.m. on Trent Road near White Road in Casnovia Township.
A driver of a northbound vehicle on Trent Road saw a southbound pickup truck cross the center line, driven by Michael Harold Wright, 37-years-old, causing the driver to “take evasive action,” according to a press release.
Police said the driver drove onto the snow-covered shoulder and over-corrected back onto the road and across the center line.
“The vehicle then struck the rear tire of the pickup truck which then lost control and rolled over,” police said.
There were a total of four male passengers in the pickup truck. None of the passengers in the pickup truck were wearing their seat belts.
The driver, Michael Wright, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. His son Mike Wright, Jr. was a passenger in the pickup. Michael Wright, Sr. died in his son’s arms that night.
The three other passengers were taken to the hospital, two were treated and released.
The driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured.
A Go Fund Me account has been established to help with funeral expenses and also to assist the family to raise Michael Wright’s 10 children. Michael was the sole provider for the entire family.
Any assistance large or small would be greatly appreciated.
There are those who have been posting comments to the various articles online about the accident concerning seatbelt usage. Please consider if this were someone who you loved in the same situation. His children have been seeing and reading those negative comments.
One of Michael Wright’s sons posted this comment to the article that is posted on WoodTV.com:
I would just like you all to stop for one moment and picture it be your Dad, because it is my Dad that your talking about . My family is still in shock we just lost our father or brother, a son, an uncle and a Dad that worked his whole life from the age of 17, He began driving semi over the road illegally and he was a truck driver so yes we all know about the belt I can’t stop crying just to think if my Dad only had his belt on yes he could still be with us today. So please for my brother Mike Wright Jr that held Dad in his last moment just keep it to yourself for now please.
Michael Wright Sr. passed away on Friday January 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother Delores Wright. Mike is survived by his children: Michael Wright Jr., Allen Wright, Johnathan Wright, Anthony Hentchel, Tyler McCalmont, Brooklyn Wright, Katherine Wright, Michael S. Wright, Teagan McDowell, Hunter Wright, Remington Wright, Makenzie Vandenberg, girlfriend Jessica Mock, father Russell Wright Sr. siblings: Marcia Griffee, Patty (Leroy) Klekotka, Betty (Leon) Klekotka, Bonnie Godfrey, Burkey (Kim) Miles, Russell (Ann) Wright Jr., Raymond (Pam) Wright, Delores Wright, many nieces , nephews and friends.
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MI Headlines would like to extend sincere condolences to Michael’s family.