17 yr old Hazel Park Man Dies from Injuries in Single Vehicle Crash in Pontiac

PONTIAC, MI – A 17 year-old man has died from injuries sustained in a car accident that happened mid-afternoon last Friday.fatal-crash

The Crash Reconstruction Unit was advised that the 17-year-old rear seat passenger has died as a result of the injuries he sustained from the crash. The passenger was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital at 12:17 am this morning, Monday October 7th, 2019.

On Friday afternoon, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Waterford Regional Fire Department responded to an injury automobile crash that had occurred on Woodward Avenue near Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

A 2011 GMC Terrain had been traveling northbound on Woodward Avenue when it left the roadway an struck a tree in the median. All three occupants were trapped inside the vehicle. Firefighters extricated the three occupants from the vehicle.

The 19-year-old driver, from Pontiac, was transported to McLaren-Oakland Hospital by Paramedics from Star EMS. He is listed in critical condition.

The 19-year-old right front seat passenger, a resident from the State of Texas, was transported to St Joseph Mercy Hospital where is listed in serious condition.

The 17-year-old rear driver side passenger, from Hazel Park, was transported to St Joseph Mercy Hospital where he is also was listed in critical condition until his death very early this morning.

The OCSO Crash Reconstruction Unit was requested and responded to the scene. The driver and the front seat passenger were wearing their seat belts. The rear passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol and/or drug use do not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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