EATON COUNTY, MI (WLNS) - A 78-year-old man is dead after a head-on car crash early Thursday morning.
It happened around 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Lansing Road and Old Lansing Road in Delta Twp. Police say the 78-year-old has been identified as Richard R. Lender, from Charlotte.
Lender was driving a VW Jetta southbound on Old Lansing Road when police say he turned into the northbound lane on Lansing Road. A Grand Cherokee was traveling northbound on Lansing Road when the two cars hit head on.
Both Lender and the driver of the Grand Cherokee were taken to a local hospital.
The Grand Cherokee driver’s name has not been released at this time. Police say she was seriously injured.
The investigation team stayed on scene for three hours while Lansing Road and Old Lansing Road were shutdown.