MONROE COUNTY, MI (WTOL) - Telegraph Road in Monroe County was shut down for hours Friday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash killed two people and sent several others to area hospitals for treatment.
The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. near Telegraph and Heiss Road.
Michigan troopers said a van that carried a total of nine passengers, seven of which were developmentally disabled adults and residents at a care facility, was attempting to cross the intersection on Telegraph Road when it was struck by a Matco Tool truck.
The impact of the collision caused the van to rollover and land on its passenger side trapping everyone inside it, while the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle and ended up in a field on the side of the road.
When emergency crews arrived on scene, they pronounced a 60-year-old man, who was a passenger of the van, dead.
Two other occupants of the van suffered critical injuries and were transported by helicopter to area hospitals. The other six passengers were transported by ambulance to several area hospitals for injuries varying from serious to non-life-threatening.
A woman later died from at the hospital from her injuries.
The truck driver was also transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Troopers add that the truck driver had the right of way and the driver of the van did not.
The driver of the van and the front seat passenger were staff members of the care facility. They were taking the residents back home after a trip to Calder's Dairy Farm.
This is an ongoing investigation, however neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.
Anyone with any information regarding the crash is asked to call Tpr. Christopher Hardaway of the Monroe Post at 734-242-3500.