Meridian Township Police identify victim in three-vehicle crash

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UPDATE (10:41 a.m.) —

Meridian Township Police have identified the driver who died in a three-car-crash over the weekend.

The driver was 53-year-old Ronald Spitzley of Lansing.

The crash occurred Feb. 22 at 2:43 p.m. when police responded to an incident of a vehicle that had been traveling east on Mount Hope Road.

The vehicle lost control and drove into oncoming westbound traffic, hitting two other vehicles.

Alcohol is not a factor contributing to this incident, police said.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: Lansing, Mich. (WLNS):

Meridian Twp. (WLNS) — Meridian Township Police said one person has died after a three vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.

Police were dispatched to the area of Mount Hope Road and Comanche Drive. The crash happened when a vehicle was traveling eastbound on Mount Hope Road lost control and drove into oncoming westbound traffic striking two other vehicles.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this incident and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The Meridian Township Police Department was assisted by the Michigan State University Police, Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lansing Police Department.

The investigation of this case is ongoing. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Meridian Township Police Department at 517-853-4800, or submit an anonymous tip through the Department’s social media sites.


Meridian Twp. (WLNS) — Three people are in critical condition after a three-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.

Police responded to the accident at approximately 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of Mount Hope Rd and Comanche Dr.

While police were not able to confirm how the accident happened, officials say they believe speed played a role.

There was a total of 5 people involved. Three patients were transported to Sparrow Hospital and two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials say the crash is under investigation.

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