Woman dies, child injured after rollover crash in Mt. Morris Township

A car rolled over after the crash at Coldwater Road and Detroit Street around 11:30 a.m.
Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 12:13 PM EDT
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MT. MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJRT) - A stretch of Coldwater Road was closed in Mt. Morris Township after a deadly crash involving a car and an MTA bus.

The crash was reported around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Coldwater Road and Detroit Street.

Police say a 19-year-old woman was driving a car east on Coldwater Road at a high rate of speed when she hit a curb, lost control and the car overturned. Mt. Morris Township Police Chief Michael Veach said it appears the woman did not apply her brakes.

The car overturned into the back of an MTA bus and came to stop on its roof.

“Oh man, it sounded like an explosion,” said Mike Thomas, who was turning onto Coldwater Road when he heard the crash. “My first thought was somebody was flying and they just hit the bus. But I’m trying to figure out when the bus was getting ready to turn in here, what was the initial thought process of the person that was driving that vehicle.”

Investigators say the woman was pronounced dead on the scene. Her 3-month-old daughter riding in the car was rushed to Hurley Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries, but is expected to survive.

Veach said the MTA bus had no passengers and only the driver was on board. The bus driver did not report any injuries.

He said the crash shows why drivers should obey speed limits, even when they are in a hurry.

“I’d say slow down, because there’s a chance that if you’re going too fast, you might not ever make it to where you’re going,” Veach said. “It’s better to end up late than not at all.”

Mt. Morris Township police will continuing investigating how fast the woman was driving when she lost control and whether she was intoxicated.

Coldwater Road was closed between Detroit Street and Neff Road while emergency crews investigated the crash and cleared the roadway.

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