Thursday, June 3, 2021

Traffic accident claims lives of 85-year-old couple

An 85-year-old man and wife from Canton Township were killed May 26 when a pickup truck crashed into the side of their car in Monroe County.

According to police reports, the incident occurred at 5:23 a.m. last Wednesday on North Dixie Highway in front of the Sterling State Park entrance.

Larimore Clifford McDougall, 85, was reportedly driving a 2017 Hyundai Sonata with his wife, Marilyn Ann McDougall, also 85, in the passenger seat when a 55-year-old Monroe woman driving a red, 2011 GMC Sierra pickup truck crashed into their vehicle.

According to police reports, McDougall was turning left onto Dixie Highway from the park exit when the vehicle was struck on the driver's side by the pickup truck which was traveling north on Dixie Highway.

Police did not provide an estimate of the speed of the pickup truck when it struck the car. 

Larimore McDougall was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash while his wife was transported by emergency responders to Beaumont Hospital in Trenton where she died from her injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was also transported to Beaumont Hospital in Trenton with non-life threatening injuries, according to police reports. All three were wearing seatbelts, according to investigators who said that excessive speed or alcohol are not considered factors in the incident.

The fatal crash remains under investigation, police said, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (734) 240-7541.