BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, MI – On Monday March 12th, 2018, at approximately 1:15 PM, Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to southbound US 23 north of Spencer Road in Brighton Township for a four vehicle accident.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that traffic was stopped on US 23 due to a prior crash further to the south. A 2016 tractor trailer combination driven by a 62 year old Harrison resident failed to stop rear ending a 2011 Chevrolet Impala driven by a 34 year old Charlevoix resident.
The tractor trailer combination then struck a 2003 Ford Taurus operated by an 18 year old Petoskey resident which was pushed into a 2017 Ford Escape operated by a 72 year old Greenbush resident. Lane closures occurred for approximately 1 hour while tow trucks removed the vehicles from the roadway.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash and everyone was wearing seatbelts. The driver of the tractor trailer was issued a citation for failure to stop within an assured clear distance while there were no major injuries were reported.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from Livingston County Ambulance, Brighton Area Fire Department and Hartland Area Fire Department.