Delta Township Man Killed in Auto Accident

According to the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department, a 72 year-old Delta Township man was killed at the intersection of Canal Rd and Mt. Hope Highway on May 24, 2011. The man was a passenger in a Buick sedan when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a Ford F-250 pickup truck. The truck ran a red light prior to crashing into the car, but the driver said his breaks were not working properly and he could not stop at the light. The police will perform a mechanical inspection of the truck to verify if there was any problems with the breaks as the driver described. The driver of the car was not seriously injured and was released from the hospital after some treatment.