ORION TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – A 71-year-old Oakland County man has died after he crashed his classic car over the weekend.

40 ford Orion Township Man Dies After Classic Car Rollover Crash

(Photo: Oakland County Sheriff’s Office)

According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, George Louis Rappold or Orion Township was traveling northbound on Joslyn Rd., south of Judah, just before 10 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his 1940 Ford.

The car crossed over to the left shoulder and ran off of the roadway before rolling over several times, deputies said.  The vehicle doesn’t have a seatbelt and investigators say the driver wasn’t restrained.

Rappold was taken from the scene by EMS to McLaren Hospital – Oakland in critical condition. Authorities say he died of his injuries on Sunday.

No one else was hurt.

Although an investigation is ongoing, the sheriff’s office said alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the accident.


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