Mich. resident dies after rear-ending fire truck

The driver died at the scene despite Highland Park firefighters' CPR efforts; the passenger was transported to a hospital in serious condition


Brandon Champion
mlive.com

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. — A 57-year-old Detroit resident is dead after their vehicle rear-ended a fire truck in Highland Park.

Troopers with the Michigan State Police say trucks from the Highland Park Fire Department were blocking part of Davison Freeway near Oakland Street while rescue personnel assisted two vehicles on the embankment at 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

According to Michigan State Police, trucks from the Highland Park Fire Department were blocking part of Davison Freeway near Oakland Street while rescue personnel assisted two vehicles on the embankment at 11:15 p.m. Saturday.
According to Michigan State Police, trucks from the Highland Park Fire Department were blocking part of Davison Freeway near Oakland Street while rescue personnel assisted two vehicles on the embankment at 11:15 p.m. Saturday. (Photo/Highland Park Fire Department)

The trucks had their emergency lights on, police said.

A 1996 Ford Explorer traveling westbound on the Davison Freeway lost control and struck the rear end of one of the fire trucks, police said.

Highland Park firefighters were forced to cut the driver out of the vehicle and performed CPR, which was unsuccessful. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

The passenger was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Davison near Oakland Street was closed for the investigation.

The driver’s next of kin have been notified, according to police, but neither victim has been identified.

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