Man dies in head-on collision in Oxford Township

The Detroit News
A driver swerved across the centerline to avoid a stopped vehicle and hit an oncoming vehicle head on, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office

A 56-year-old man died in a head-on collision Saturday morning in Oxford Township.

The crash occurred on Seymour Lake Road at Dunlap at just after 9 a.m. Saturday, according to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. Neil Simat, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

An 18-year-old Oxford Township man was driving a 2012 Ford F-250 east on Seymour Lake approaching the intersection where another pickup was stopped, waiting to turn left onto Dunlap.

The driver of the Ford did not see the stopped vehicle immediately, swerved across the center line to avoid it and hit Simat head on, police said. Simat was driving a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 and wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

Initial information from police reported an 18-year-old Addison Township resident and 19-year-old Oxford resident were passengers in the Dodge, but an update Monday morning lists both as passengers in the F-250.

Neither alcohol nor drugs appears to have been factors in this crash, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies with the Oxford Township Substation in the investigation.