YPSILANTI (WWJ) – A head-on crash in Ypsilanti has killed one person and hospitalized another.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened just after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hewitt and Valley Drive.

Police say a 71-year-old woman was driving southbound on Hewitt when she crossed the center line and veered into oncoming traffic. Her car collided head-on with a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Jackson man.

The woman was declared dead at the scene, while the man was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Police say the man suffered severe head trauma in the crash. Identities of those involved weren’t immediately released.

Police say it’s still unclear what caused the woman to swerve into oncoming traffic. An investigation is ongoing.


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