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Posted on Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 2:22 p.m.

Police identify victim in fatal freeway crash Friday

By Staff

Michigan State Police have released the identity of the 22-year-old Ann Arbor man who was killed early Friday when a truck crashed into his car.

The victim is Joshua Zagor, said Trooper Duane Zook of the Michigan State Police.

According to Ann Arbor Township fire officials, about 2:45 a.m. Friday, the truck, driven by a 59-year-old Clio man, struck the side of the car on northbound US-23 just north of M-14.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured.

The northbound lanes of the freeway were shut down after the crash and remained closed for several hours.


Brandon Bernth

Mon, Dec 26, 2011 : 12:36 a.m.

As this young mans cousin, I say thank you to all of you people and your thoughts and prayers. It's the people likwe you who make such a tragic event like this easier for our family to deal with.


Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 11:23 p.m.

No need to jump on Sallyxyz's back, not every article needs to result in a flamewar. Of course it's terrible for the family, but for those of us who don't know anybody involved, we're always curious what we can do to be more safe. 'Striking the side of the car' sounds like something beyond a simple sideswipe. I'm not really concerned with blame, just how it happened.


Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 5:43 p.m.

@sallyxyz, what differance does it make to you ? Our prayers are with both families.


Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 4:30 p.m.

I understand people want information regarding this tragic accident. However, a family has lost a child,brother,grandchild ,nephew,cousin and friend (and right before holidays), Fault and information can be assigned later. My heart aches for this family.Let's keep them in our thoughts and prayers.


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 9:47 p.m.

Can we get a little more information about the accident? Any auto fatality should include more information about the accident including who was at fault, was alcohol involved, was speed a factor, were both vehicles going the same direction or in opposite directions, etc. Otherwise, the article is incomplete and of little value other than identifying the victim.

Dennis Zagor

Fri, Dec 30, 2011 : 5:18 p.m.

I am the father of Joshua Daniel Zagor. It is 12:00 in the afternoon, one week after my son was killed. I have yet to be told the results of the police investigation. As a broken grieving father, searching for a reason, dreading what may be found, wanting to know so desperatley and at the same time never wanting to know anything, I will say to you, you must be patient for the answer as I must, for whatever reason you feel you need to know. God Bless, Dennis B. Zagor


Mon, Dec 26, 2011 : 4:28 a.m.

Yes because a complete tox scan and all the witnesses and evidence should be reported PRIOR to anybody knowing there was an accident. If the report said alcohol was involved, what would that mean? It could mean the victim had it in their system, the 59 year old could. The article is of great value in letting people know there was an accident. The POLICE are the ones to assign blame and reasons. is there to report the FACTS at the time. Not surmise, guess or throw in salacious details.


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 10:29 p.m.

Ever think maybe its a little premature to assign fault? Of what value are the details?

In doubt

Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 8:07 p.m.

My prayers go out to this young man's family. My heart is with them. May God ease their pain and comfort them.