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It appears a medical problem triggered a fatal head on collision in Richland Township

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RICHLAND TOWNSHIP (WKZO) -- A man who died in a head on collision on 32nd Street in Richland Township Friday afternoon may have had a diabetic reaction, and that may explain why he was driving in the wrong lane when the collision occurred.

Undersheriff Pali Matyas says it began when his van had a minor fender bender at 33rd and G Avenue. The calls poured into dispatch reporting the van driving erratically, forcing other cars off the road for nearly three miles.

Matyas says one driver got a look at him, and said he looked glassy eyed and out of touch with reality. That is consistent with a diabetic episode.

He got to 32nd right in front of the township fire department when he crashed head on into a dodge Charger.

It spun his black SUV around, he was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

The Second driver, a 51-year old man suffered hip and ankle injuries but is expected to survive after emergency surgery at Borgess Medical Center.

 

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