COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies with the Commerce Township Substation in the investigation of a fatal traffic crash involving a car and a pedestrian.
The crash occurred on Commerce Road near the intersection of Greenlawn Circle at about 4:49 p.m. this afternoon.
A 68-year-old man, of West Bloomfield Township, was driving a 2019 Lincoln Nautilus westbound on Commerce Road near the intersection of Greenlawn Circle when a pedestrian walked into the path of his Lincoln, crossing Commerce Road from north to south in an area not designated as a crosswalk. The Lincoln struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was a 53-year-old resident of Commerce Township.
The pedestrian was transported to Beaumont Hospital – Farmington Hills via the Commerce Township Fire Department where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
There were no passengers in the Lincoln. Neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the crash in regard to the driver. He was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.
Alcohol and drug use by the pedestrian are unknown.