Thursday, January 19, 2023

Driver is killed by fast train

 An 89-year-old Sumpter Township man was killed last Wednesday, Jan. 11, when a train struck the vehicle which he was driving. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police reports.

The accident took place as the man was driving on Rawsonville Road south of Bemis, according to official reports of the incident.

The investigation is ongoing, officials said and is being handled by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department, Railroad Police and Michigan State Police.

While the roadway was closed for several hours, it reopened the same day to vehicular traffic, police said. The 89-year-old was the only occupant of the vehicle.