1 critical after crash involving Monroe Co. animal control vehicle
Monroe — The woman who was driving a Monroe County Animal Control Division vehicle involved in a crash with a car Thursday remains in critical condition, Michigan State Police said.
Officials identified the woman as Darrian Young, 24. They also said the continue to investigate the crash, which happened at the intersection of South Custer Road and Raisinville Road.
According to a preliminary investigation, a vehicle that had been in an earlier hit-and-run crash was traveling west on Custer and approaching a red light at the Raisinville Road intersection. The vehicle's driver, a 44-year-old Hudson woman, disregarded the red light and crashed into the Animal Division vehicle as it traveled south on Raisinville Road and crossed westbound Custer Road.
Officials said the suspect's vehicle struck the Animal Division vehicle directly on the the driver's side. The two vehicles then struck a third vehicle that was waiting to make a turn.
State police said the driver of the Animal Division vehicle was seriously injured, taken to a hospital and listed in critical condition. The female suspect suffered serious injuries and was also taken to a hospital. The third vehicle's driver sustained minor injuries, according to authorities.
Officials said Thursday investigators suspect alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. On Friday, they said toxicology results for the driver of the suspect vehicle are pending. Once state police have them, they will forward their findings to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office for review on potential criminal charges.