Crash involving Farmington Public Works truck injures 5

The Farmington Hills Police Department say its investigating a traffic crash that occurred Saturday at 8:15 a.m. that has left at least one person fighting for their life.  

According to police, a 2013 Ford Escape was traveling at a high rate of speed on eastbound M-5 through Farmington Hills, after exiting northbound I-275.  As the vehicle exited onto Grand River Avenue, near Purdue Avenue, the vehicle ran off the road and into the center median.  

Police say the vehicle began to roll over and continued through the center median, entering onto westbound Grand River Avenue.  As it entered the westbound lanes, it struck a Farmington Hills Department of Public Works truck.  An unbelted occupant of the vehicle was ejected and seriously injured during the crash.

There were four occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver was a 38-year-old male, the front seat passenger was a 48-year-old female, and one rear seat passenger was an 18-year-old female. They were all wearing their seat belts.
 
The fourth occupant, a 19-year-old female, was seated in the rear of the vehicle, but was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. She suffered severe injuries and was transported to Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills, where she is in critical condition. All other occupants suffered minor, non-life threatening injuries
 
Alcohol has been identified as a factor and the crash is currently under investigation.
 
The Farmington Hills Police are asking that anyone with information about this crash, or the events that preceded it, to please call (248) 871-2610.  
 
Police also want to express that it is extremely important to always wear a seat belt while in a vehicle.  Seat belts save lives.
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