Wrong-Way Driver Killed in Crash

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DELTA TWP - One man is dead after driving into the wrong direction of traffic in Delta Township this morning. The accident happened at about 7:15 a.m.along Lansing Road, near the intersection with Old Lansing Road.

Eaton County Sheriff's office reports that a man driving a Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound on Old Lansing Road when he turned onto the northbound direction of Lansing Road against traffic. He collided head-on with a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The man driving the Jetta was killed. He is identified as 78-year-old Richard R. Lender of Charlotte. The woman driving the Cherokee was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Lansing Road and Old Lansing Road were closed for three hours while the crash was being investigated.

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