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Published on April 03, 2024
Detroit Woman Dies, Two Ohioans Injured in Dearborn Heights Tow Truck CollisionSource: Google Street View

A fatal collision between a tow truck and a passenger vehicle in Dearborn Heights has resulted in the death of a woman and injuries to two men, local authorities reported. The accident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m., yesterday, at the intersection of Van Born and Gulley roads, according to The Detroit News.

Responding officers discovered the wreckage where the tow truck, headed west on Van Born, collided with the vehicle turning from eastbound Van Born onto northbound Gulley. Medics quickly transported the truck's driver, a 31-year-old Detroit man with undisclosed injuries, and the vehicle's occupants, to a nearby hospital, as reported by Patch. The woman, aged 27, from Ohio, later died from her sustained injuries, while the other Ohioan, a 24-year-old man sustained only minor injuries.

Details on how the crash happened are still emerging, however, preliminary investigations suggest the tow truck was traveling west on Van Born near Gulley when the accident occurred with the vehicle making the turn. ClickOnDetroit reported that officials are still piecing together the moments leading up to the crash and have not yet made those findings public.

Local law enforcement has not released any information regarding potential causes for the crash, or whether any charges are being considered. The investigation into the tragic incident is ongoing, with police urging anyone with information to come forward, the seriousness of the incident reflected in the urgency of their appeal.