71-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman killed in head-on collision Wednesday
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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office officials have identified the woman killed in Wednesday’s head-on collision in Ypsilanti Township and continue to investigate what caused the crash.
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derrick Jackson said Lewis was was driving south on Hewitt when her car crossed the center line to the far east lane. Her vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Jackson man, who was north in that lane.
“We’re not sure why she crossed the center line but neither one saw it coming,” Jackson said.
The Jackson man, who had to be removed from his vehicle with the Jaws of Life, was transported to a local hospital with head trauma, but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Jackson said there was no update available on the man since Wednesday.
Jackson said a toxicology report will be done to determine what may have caused her to allow her vehicle to go into the far right northbound lane. Hewitt Road is four lanes wide where the crash happened.
At this point, alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.
The drivers were the only people in both vehicles.
The incident was the third fatal crash in less than a week. A 63-year-old Willis man died in an Augusta Township crash Friday and a 22-year-old Belleville man was killed near Chelsea on Monday morning.