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Posted on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 12:42 p.m.

Police release name of Ypsilanti man who died in fatal crash

By Cindy Heflin

The Ypsilanti man who died in a crash Monday morning in Van Buren Township was Alexander McDonald, 23, police said Wednesday.

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Alexander McDonald

McDonald was killed when the vehicle he was driving collided head-on about 7 a.m. with one driven by Richard Ogadinma, 21, of Ypsilanti on the I-94 service drive west of Beck Road, Van Buren Township police said.

Ogadinma was taken by Survival Flight helicopter to the University of Michigan Hospital with neck and leg injuries, police said. He was listed in good condition at the hospital Wednesday.

Police have said the crash occurred when one vehicle veered left of the centerline and the two vehicles collided head-on. Police said they had not determined what caused the vehicle to drift left of center, and they have not released any other information about it.

McDonald's family will receive visitors from 4 to 8 p.m. thursday at David C. Brown Temporary Viewing and Funeral Chapel, 500 E. Huron River Dr., Belleville.

According to an obituary posted on the funeral home's website, McDonald is survived by his wife, Tara (Doyle) McDonald; son Caleb McDonald; mother; Elizabeth (Glen) "Gamache" Lindemann of Belleville; sister, Jennifer Gamache, of Belleville; brother, Christopher Gamache of Westland; and grandparents; Dan DeBord and Margaret DeBord of Belleville.


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Cindy Heflin is associate news director at AnnArbor.com. Contact her at 734-623-2572 or cindyheflin@annarbor.com or follow her on Twitter.

Comments

Sue

Sun, Oct 21, 2012 : 3:52 p.m.

So sad, my heart goes out to his family and loved ones.

OLDTIMER3

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 8:55 p.m.

Whatever happened to the young man from the crash on Textile Rd a few weeks ago? The one in a comma.

jns131

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 11:23 p.m.

I thought they updated that story. I think he died. RIP to all families involved.

Pihi

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 7:37 p.m.

RIP

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Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 4:51 p.m.

..."Police said they had not determined what caused the crash..." but the preceding sentence...: "...the crash occurred when one vehicle veered left of the centerline and the two vehicles collided head-on..." seems the pd answered their own question. maybe it should be that pd had not determined what caused the vehicle to veer left of the centerline? thoughts and prayers to both families involved.

Cindy Heflin

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 5:08 p.m.

Indeed, that is what they have not determined. I've clarified that in the article.