1 dead after rollover crash sends vehicle on top of cars in restaurant parking lot
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One person is dead after a vehicle rolled on top of other vehicles from the intersection of Carpenter Road and Washtenaw Avenue onto the Palm Palace restaurant’s parking lot in Pittsfield Township, according to fire officials.
Colleen Ramsdell | For AnnArbor.com
Pittsfield Township Fire Chief Sean Gleason said firefighters were still on the scene of the fatal wreck just after 9 p.m. Friday. Gleason said one vehicle rolled over and ended up on vehicles parked in the restaurant’s lot, located at the southwest corner of the intersection.
It’s unknown at this point what caused the crash - reported at about 7:45 p.m. - and the incident is under investigation. Gleason said the driver of the rolled vehicle was the only person injured in the crash.
Drivers were encouraged to avoid the area for several hours as police investigate the scene. However, all roads were open as of 9:15 p.m.
Gleason said the victim's family had not been notified as of 9:30 p.m.
The intersection of Carpenter and Washtenaw is widely recognized as one of the most dangerous intersections in Washtenaw County.
Anyone with information on this crash is encouraged to call the Pittsfield Township Police Department at 734-822-4911.