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1 dead, 1 hurt in Chesterfield Twp. head-on crash

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A head-on collision in Chesterfield Township early Friday left one driver dead and another injured, authorities said.

A preliminary investigation found that a driver heading north on Chesterfield Road near 24 Mile in a 2010 Chrysler minivan about 7:10 a.m. crossed into the southbound lane, striking a 2000 Jeep, police said in a statement.

Both drivers were pinned inside their vehicles when first responders arrived. Township fire personnel extricated them.

The Jeep’s driver, identified as township resident Michael Beers, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The minivan driver, an 18-year-old man also from Chesterfield Township, was transported to McLaren Macomb hospital in Mount Clemens for treatment of injuries.

An investigation is ongoing. Witnessed are asked to call the Chesterfield Township Police Department at (586) 949-2322.