EATON COUNTY, Mich – Authorities in Eaton County, Michigan, are currently investigating a tragic incident that resulted in a fatal crash in Eaton Township on Wednesday.
At approximately 7:41 a.m., deputies from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection of East Clinton Trail and South Stewart Road in Eaton Township in response to the crash.
Preliminary investigations indicate that an F-150 pickup truck was traveling south on Stewart Road when it collided with a semi-truck that was heading west on East Clinton Trail.
Tragically, two individuals lost their lives in the pickup truck. The victims have been identified as 21-year-old Delisa Bennett and 42-year-old Elisa Bailey, both residents of Caledonia.
The remaining three occupants of the truck, as well as the driver of the semi-truck, were transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
The Eaton County Accident Investigation Team and Detective Bureau are actively examining the details of the crash to determine the cause and circumstances surrounding the incident.
Families of loved ones killed in crashes need answers about what happened leading up to the crash. It is not fair to look at fatal crashes and assume one person or party is wholly at fault when there may be contributing factors that are not apparent at first. Such assumptions are an injustice to the mourning families.
Families we work with whose loved ones were killed in crashes similar to this one want to know the entire story. Some do not want to know the details but want to be sure nothing is left to chance.
During these investigations, we often find factors that were not readily apparent, such as animals, other cars, or sudden emergencies. Sometimes we find that more than one person was at fault, such as one driver’s evasive action causing the other to take preventive action. Other times, we find that the vehicles had issues outside the control of either driver, such as faulty tires, brakes, or steering. And in some, we find that the crash was simply an avoidable accident. Whatever the case may be, fatal accidents result in extreme suffering for all involved, and clients find comfort in knowing that all available avenues have been explored before a firm determination is made.
In this crash specifically, the losses will affect many, and I extend my deepest condolences to the victims and families involved.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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