Alcohol believed to be a factor in fatal Salem Township crash
A 20-year-old South Lyon man was killed early Sunday in a crash in Salem Township, according to a Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office media summary.
Police were dispatched to the area of Dixboro Road and Six Mile Road about 12:52 a.m.
Investigators determined that the driver was northbound in a 2003 Ford pickup when he lost control of the vehicle, left the road and struck a tree. He was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
A 20-year-old male passenger was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital via Huron Valley Ambulance. Several other passengers in the pickup still are being identified, police said in the release.
Alcohol, speed and no seatbelt use are believed to be factors in the crash, police said.
Northfield Township police and fire, HVA and sheriff's deputies responded to the scene. The incident remains under investigation, and no further information was available.