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Posted on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 2:38 p.m.

Ypsilanti woman dies in car accident in Canton Township

By Kody Klein

A 41-year-old Ypsilanti woman died Sunday after colliding with a guard rail on Interstate 275 near Michigan Avenue in Canton Township, The Detroit News reported.

Michigan State Police told The Detroit News Desiree Sharron Richard-Mobley was the only occupant in her Jeep at about 4:30 a.m. when it crashed into the guard rail, went off of the freeway and rolled. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

It is unclear if Richard-Mobley was wearing a seatbelt or if alcohol was involved in the crash. Police continue to investigate the incident.


Sam S Smith

Wed, Mar 20, 2013 : 12:31 p.m.

Yes, how sad! Special thoughts and prayers for Desiree Sharron Richard-Mobley, her family and friends!


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 10:27 a.m.

I am curious to hear more of what might have caused the accident. Was it sleep deprivation? Or just simple driver misjudgement. The reason being is that a jeep is a 20 point in crash testing. Unless it is a high profile. Good luck to the family. Stuff like this should not happen.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 5:33 a.m.

Deepest sympathies to Desiree's Family and Friends~~

Little Patience

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 12:40 a.m.

My deepest sympathies to Ms. Richard-Mobley's family and friends.


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 11:34 p.m.

I knew Desiree from her work doing hearing and vision screenings for the Head Start Program. She was really great with the kids. So sorry to hear of her death.


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 7:45 p.m.

Desiree was a cheerful, kind, gentle woman who provided hearing and vision screens for hundreds of children throughout our elementary school buildings. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.