A Howell man was killed in a vehicle crash on US-23 in Hartland Township on Sunday afternoon after crashing into a median fence while accelerating onto the highway.
The driver, Martin Morse, 43, of Howell, died at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police—Brighton Post.
Preliminary investigation by the police indicates the driver excessively accelerated from M-59 onto the north bound on ramp to north bound US-23 where he lost control of his vehicle while entering the traffic lanes of north bound US-23. The vehicle traveled across the north bound US-23 traffic lanes and struck the center median cable barrier. The cable barrier has three cables and the vehicle traveled under the top two cables but was stopped by the bottom cable.
The Michigan State Police was assisted at the crash scene by the Livingston County Sheriff Department, Hartland Fire Department and Livingston County EMS.