Driver who caused accident killed in crash

August 17, 2018

A Lansing man who crossed over the center line on Maple Road between Lahser and Telegraph on Saturday, August 11, and collided head on with another vehicle, died in the crash, while the driver and passenger in the other vehicle were seriously injured.


According to Bloomfield Township Police Sgt. Kim Comerford, on August 11 at approximately 6:35 p.m., a 2013 Honda Civic traveling eastbound on Maple Road between Gilbert Lake Road and Golfview crossed over the center line and collided head on with a 2016 Chevy Equinox traveling westbound on Maple. 


The two female occupants of the Equinox, a 59-year-old and a 22-year-old, both from Bloomfield Hills, were both transported to area hospitals with injuries. 


The lone occupant of the Honda, Vivek Vanaharam, 38, of Lansing, was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.


Comerford said the cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Bloomfield Township Traffic Investigations Unit, and police are seeking information from anyone who witnessed the crash. They can be reached at 248.433.7749.


Bloomfield Township was assisted by members of the Southwest Oakland County Crash Investigations Team (SOCCIT) with the on-scene investigation.

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