Man, daughter killed in car/semi accident

FLINT TWP. – A 27-year old Davison man and his 3-year-old daughter were killed Wednesday after the sedan they were passengers in lost control following a rear-end collision with a semi tractor-trailer on westbound I-69 at the Bristol Road exit.

The crash happened at 11:38 a.m. and Flint Township police officers responded to the personal injury accident. Upon arrival, officers learned there were four vehicles involved in the incident.

A tractor-trailer traveling westbound on I-69 approaching the W. Bristol Rd. exit, rear-ended a four-door sedan.  Both vehicles ran off of the roadway and came to rest in the ditch on the north side of expressway.  The two other vehicles remained on the roadway.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 34-year-old man from Wylie, TX and his passenger, a 37-year-old man from Dallas, TX were not injured. 

The sedan was occupied by three adults and one child.  One rear-seat passenger, Cody Thomas, a 27-year-old man from Davison, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Also in the backseat, in a child safety seat, was his 3-year-old daughter.  She was transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.  

The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old Clio man, sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital.  The front seat passenger, a 27-year-old Davison woman, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.  Both front seat occupants were relatives of the decedents. 

The driver of the third vehicle, a 51-year-old Linden man, was uninjured.

The driver of the fourth vehicle, a 27-year-old Ann Arbor woman, sought treatment at a local hospital for minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.  Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.  The driver of the tractor-trailer was lodged in the Genesee County Jail. The case will be forwarded to the Genesee County Prosecutor for review.

The Flint Township Police Department is asking anyone who witnessed this crash or has information regarding the crash to contact Detective Alex Minto -810-600-3250. – G.G.


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