Waterford Township police continue to investigate a fatal accident that occurred on Dixie Highway near Shoreline Drive on Saturday, Dec. 3.
At 12:16 p.m., Waterford police and fire personnel responded to the scene. An initial investigation revealed a 1993 GMC 1500 pickup truck was traveling northbound on Dixie Highway when it crossed over all southbound lanes of traffic and was struck by a 2008 Cadillac Escalade traveling southbound in the right lane.
After the collision, the GMC pickup truck veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police identified the victim as 38-year-old Douglas Shawn King of Fenton.
The driver of the Escalade, a 59-year-old Clarkston woman, was not injured.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and there were no passengers in either vehicle. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident, according to Waterford police.
It’s still unclear what caused the GMC pickup truck to cross the lanes into oncoming traffic.
If you have any information regarding the accident, or you witnessed it, contact Sergeant Dolehanty at 248-618-6057 or Sergeant Kazyak at 248-618-6073.