Police: Driver killed when 2nd vehicle fails to stop at intersection
(This story has been updated with comments from the assistant chief of the Augusta Township Fire Department.)
A 63-year-old man died at the scene Friday night after another vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into his car.
Michigan State Police said Michael Toth of Willis was driving through the intersection of Bunton and Talladay roads in Augusta Township at about 5:30 p.m. when the crash took place.
The 2nd driver - identified as 18-year-old Halee Campbell of Ypsilanti - was westbound on Talladay "and failed to stop at the stop sign," according to a news release from MSP.
Campbell, driving a 2010 Ford Focus, crashed in the 2010 Ford Explorer driven by Toth. Both drivers were alone in their vehicles and both were wearing seatbelts, police said.
Rescuers from Huron Valley Ambulance and the Augusta Township Fire Department were called to the scene.
The call came in as a rollover crash, said David Music, assistant fire chief in Augusta Township.
Within moments, that call was upgraded in priority after a bystander reported that the driver of the Explorer - the vehicle that rolled - had no pulse, Music said.
Rescuers determined that he could not be saved, and also removed the driver of the Focus from her vehicle.
"The front of the car was sheared off to the engine," Music said. Campbell was "alert and talking" on the scene as rescuers assisted her.
Campbell was taken to Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital for treatment. Hospital officials said she was not admitted.
The force of the impact pushed both vehicles out of the intersection, Music said, and they ended up an estimated 40 feet apart.
Crews remained on the scene for 3.5 hours, Music said. His team diverted traffic from the intersection at Judd Road and prevented drivers from entering the intersection where the crash took place.
Both MSP accident investigators and the medical examiner spent some time gathering evidence while township crews controlled traffic.
Toth's family declined comment Saturday afternoon. Funeral information was not available.