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Posted on Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 8:59 a.m.

Washtenaw County deputies investigating cause of fatal crash near Dexter

By Staff

A 26-year-old Dexter man was killed Friday evening when his car rolled over and crashed on Island Lake Road, west of Dexter-Pinckney Road.

Sheriff's spokesman Derrick Jackson said the cause of the crash has not been determined, and an investigation is continuing.

Jackson said the man was driving a 2001 Chrysler Concord eastbound on Island Lake Road when the crash occurred. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers in the car, and no other vehicles were involved.

The name of the crash victim has not been been released, pending notification of family members.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Sun, Nov 13, 2011 : 7:46 p.m.

Thank you for you thoughts and prayers


Sun, Nov 13, 2011 : 3:28 p.m.

There is no posted speed limit, so technically that means *55mph* when conditions permit. Perhaps this needs to be reassessed? People DO fly down Island Lake Road, completely oblivious to the fact that a deer might jump out in front of them, or someone might pull out into the (also dangerous) intersection at Wylie Road where there is limited sight distance. I would hope "Mr. Ed" is not correct, as I live near this triangle, but it does seem that all of the news coming from this area lately has not been good. People just need to slow down. Period. My thoughts and prayers to the family of the victim.


Sun, Nov 13, 2011 : 6:32 p.m.

Wylie Road has frequent accidents. Coming from the east there is a hill on a curve. People speed and others trying to pull out onto Island Lake get hit. A horse was hit down there one night by a young girl. Her car almost split it open. It had to be put down. Since most folks are speeding and the speed limit is set at what 85% of the people drive at, there isn't much hope for a change.


Sun, Nov 13, 2011 : 1:18 p.m.

"If it was dusk it may have been a deer in the road he was avoiding." - or overnight just about any time. Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that there was a deer, but if that's it we'll probably never know. That's why they say just brake - don't swerve - for deer. They seem to be more active at night, and a bit less at dusk this year. Maybe all the mosquitoes this year taught them to wait until night to move.


Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 4:41 p.m.

That is an unforgiving section of roadway, and needs to be treated with respect when drivin. Not unlike a lot of rural roads, however. What time Friday evening? If it was dusk it may have been a deer in the road he was avoiding. Just throwin that out there.

Kara Marie

Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 3:38 p.m.

Oh man, I was driving home from dinner at my parents house out there, I was hoping that it was not a fatal accident. The family is in my thoughts.


Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 3:05 p.m.

It's is also very near where another young man lost his life in a similar accident a few years ago. The police and emergency personnel were there for over 5 hours. People do tend to speed on Island Lake, especially when they get to the top of the hill heading west. When they removed the oak trees for the new sub it seemed to open up the road and that is where they really get going heading west. There is no speed limit posted despite all of the development that has occurred. The sheriff does try to station someone to watch for speeding but can't be there all of the time obviously.


Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 2:51 p.m.

People FLY DOWN this stretch at really fast speeds.

Mr. Ed

Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 2:24 p.m.

That area has very bad Karma lately. It's kinda like the Devils triangle for Dexter. I will avoid that area at all cost if I'm out that way. I would suggest the same for everyone else.