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Posted on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 : 11:15 a.m.

Man killed in weekend crash is identified

By Lee Higgins

A man killed in a crash early Sunday in Salem Township has been identified as 20-year-old Brennen Eugene Smith of South Lyon, Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said Smith was traveling north on Dixboro Road in a 2003 Ford pickup truck when he lost control of the vehicle about 12:52 a.m., and it struck a tree. He was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident near 6 Mile Road.

A 20-year-old male passenger was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police are investigating whether alcohol and speed are factors in the crash.

Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Thomas Pennington did not immediately have further details this morning.



Mon, Oct 31, 2011 : 7:15 p.m.

I live in the area and unfortunately this type of driving happens ALL the time! The driver's put us all at risk with the fast dirt road driving! Please don't drink and drive....your family will miss you.


Mon, Oct 31, 2011 : 6:19 p.m.

Sad news. This reminds me of a friend I lost this spring on M-14 and sheldon. Only he was the passenger ejected and dead on the side of the highway. Drinking and driving, no seat belts. same story, same ending. God Bless the family and friends.


Mon, Oct 31, 2011 : 5:41 p.m.

This is very sad to hear! My prayers go out to his family and friends...and for other motorists please slow down, quit rushing,take your time, pay attention to the road, and remember your always driving for other inexperienced motorist as well...share the road ....again sorry for this terrible loss. God Bless

James Rooks

Mon, Oct 31, 2011 : 3:50 p.m.

Ejected from vehicle! When will people learn? So sad, just used seat belts and increase the odds of survival! My heart and prayers go out to the family.


Tue, Nov 1, 2011 : 2:34 p.m.

I knew someone who was wearing a seat belt. Seat belt failed. Sad for all.