One person is dead after a crash Tuesday afternoon at a Forest Township intersection due to undergo changes to improve safety for drivers.
First responders were called out around 4:15 p.m. June 5 to East Vienna Road (M-57) and Irish Road for a two-vehicle crash.
Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser confirmed one person died after a Chevy Malibu is believed to have disregarded a stop sign at the intersection and was then hit by a Chevy Tahoe.
No further information was immediately available on the victim or others potentially injured during the crash. State police are handling the crash investigation.
Discussions have taken place regarding the installation of a four-way stop and a proposed roundabout at the intersection after previous fatal crashes, including a September 2016 incident that left a 22-year-old Davison woman dead.
Officials with the Michigan Department of Transportation are set to hold an open house from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at Forest Township Hall, 130 E. Main St., in Otisville to hear from residents and business owner regarding the issue.
“A review of crash history at the intersection of M-57 and Irish Road identified a need for additional safety measures to reduce the number of angle (t-bone) crashes,” reads an MDOT news release. “Additional changes may occur if the new intersection configuration does not successfully reduce crashes.”