HANCOCK COUNTY – At least three people, including an infant were injured in a two vehicle crash which occurred in the afternoon of Saturday.

According to Hancock County Sheriff’s Office the accident happened at the corner of State Route 15 and County Road 8.

Police reported that one operator identified as Lauren Heldman failed to give way to a car driven by Marvin Taylor; so struck the car’s side. Taylor, the driver, one passenger and an infant were immediately transported to the Blanchard Valley Hospital. The good news was that no body was killed.

Heldman was given a ticket for failing to give the right of way to another motorist.

Due to the mishap, I-75 in Monroe was closed to morning traffic
A day before the incident, on the 16th of November seven people were taken to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash. Fortunately, medical staff classified their injuries as minor injuries The accident happened on southbound I-75 in Berlin Township.

Deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reported that on that day, Dedric Carpenter, 38, resident of Detroit, who was driving a semi hauling but empty tanker-style trailer. He was traveling southbound on the interstate, north of Sigler Road/ At about 4 o’clock early morning, he saw a deer along its path and swerved his vehicle to avoid hitting a deer. By changing his direction, he crashed into another vehicle.

Seven people were injured and were immediately transported to the local hospitals.

The accident temporarily closed both directions of traffic on I-75 in between exits 21 and 26, between Newport and South Rockwood. Police are continuing their investigation.

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