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Clinton River Road between Romeo Plank & 17 Mile Rd reopens after Head-on Crash

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Clinton River Road between Romeo Plank & 17 Mile was closed this morning due to a three vehicle head-on crash.

Clinton River Road had been closed for several hours due the accident investigation and then cleanup of the roadway.  Drivers at the time were advised to choose an alternate route of travel around the accident scene.

The accident occurred on Friday, September 29th, 2017, at approximately 8:20 AM

Jolene Brozowski reacted to negative commentary on the Macomb County Scanner Facebook page when she saw others who were posting comments when they were speculating about how the accident may have happened.  She stated:

My husband was in this car. Instead of assuming the worst, how about you send positive vibes and prayers. He was not on his phone. He was not speeding. He was hit by someone who crossed the center line. There was a truck in front of him and he didn’t see the car coming right at him. I hope you all feel like jerks for the comments you made here. People in these cars have families. Have some decency and think about that before you make comments like these. He’s in the ICU and needs multiple surgeries. Thanks to those that commented with some courtesy and positive things.”

A preliminary investigation by Clinton Township police revealed that a Dodge Durango and a maroon 2004 Dodge Caravan were travelling westbound on Clinton River Road near 17 Mile Road, while a silver 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by a 18-year-old man from Sterling Heights, was headed eastbound. For unknown reasons, the Trailblazer driven by the teenager began to drift across the center line. The driver of the Durango saw the Trailblazer was drifting and was able to drive off the roadway to avoid a head-on collision but stuck a fire hydrant. However, the driver of the Caravan, which was behind the Durango, was unable to avoid the accident. It was at that time that the Trailer Blazer and the Dodge Caravan slammed into each other head-on.

The driver of the Caravan, David Brozowski, 46-years-old, from Sterling Heights, suffered severe injuries and is currently in ICU.  He will require multiple surgeries.

The other two were treated and released from the hospital.

Clinton Township Police stated that drugs and/or alcohol may have been a factor to the crash.

Clinton River Road is a curvy asphalt roadway with the posted speed limit of 40 mph.

The Clinton Township Police Department is continuing with the investigation and requests any witnesses to the crash or anyone having information pertinent to the accident, to contact the Police Department at: (586)-493-7800 and/or Sergeant C. Allis at: (586)-615-2525.

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