OXFORD TOWNSHIP, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit assisted deputies from the Oxford Township Substation in the investigation of a fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles.
The traffic crash occurred on Seymour Lake Road at the intersection of Dunlap Road at approximately 9:11 a.m. this morning.
An 18 year old resident of Oxford Township was driving a 2012 Ford F-250 eastbound on Seymour Lake Road approaching the intersection of Dunlap Road where another pickup truck was stopped ahead in the eastbound lane, waiting to turn left onto Dunlap Road. The driver of the Ford did not see the stopped vehicle until he was very close to it. He swerved to the left, over the centerline of the road to avoid it, into the path of an approaching westbound 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. The Ford and the Dodge collided head on.
The Dodge was being driven by Neil Simat, a 56-year-old resident of the Village of Oxford. Mr. Simat was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.
Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to have been a factor in this crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
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