RAY TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – State police say is appears distracted driving is blame for a double fatal accident in northern Macomb County.
Randall Carvey, 56, of CenterLine, and Wesley Kandt, 31, of New Haven died when Carvey lost control of his flatbed truck, ran off the road, over-corrected, crossed the center line and slammed into Kandt’s box truck, according to police.READ MORE: Ford, One of Many Automakers Under Investigation Over Use of Recalled Takata Airbag Inflators
It happened at around 11 a.m. Saturday long 29 Mile Rd., between Wilcott and North Ave., in Ray Township.
Following the crash, the flatbed then hit a utility pole and became tangled in live electrical wires, police said. The drivers of both trucks died instantly in the collision.READ MORE: Ford’s Flat Rock Plant Returns To Full Production After Gas Leak
Troopers investigating the accident determined that alcohol was not a factor in the accident, but that it appeared to be a case of distracted driving.
Monday morning state police said they were still currently trying to determine if there was a passenger in the flatbed truck.MORE NEWS: African World Festival Vendors in Detroit Told To Pack Up Over Permit Issues
An investigation is ongoing.