Man, 61, dies after apparent medical issue, car crash

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

A 51-year-old Clinton Township man died late Sunday after suffering an apparent medical emergency while driving in Rochester Hills, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

The man was driving around midnight inside a 2001 Ford Explorer on westbound Tienken near Clear Creek.

A 55-year-old Livonia resident died early Wednesday in Westland after suffering an apparent medical emergency behind the wheel and crashing into a pedestrian bridge.

Also in the vehicle was a 15-year-old passenger from Clinton Township. Officials on Monday did not release the relationship between the driver and passenger.

"(The driver) apparently suffered a medical issue that caused him to run off the roadway," officials said. "The vehicle came to a stop after colliding with a tree at a very slow speed."

It was unknown if the driver was wearing a seat belt.

Deputies and the Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to 911 calls and transported the driver to Crittenton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room. The teen passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash, which remained under investigation.

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