On May 10, 2023 at 1542 hours the Dryden Township Police Department was dispatched to Hough Rd just east of Rochester Rd in Dryden Township for a personal injury motor vehicle crash. The crash Involved two motor vehicles, a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a garden tractor style lawn mower.

The initial investigation revealed that the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, that was operated by a 52-year-old Almont man, was traveling west bound on the gravel surface of Hough Rd. At this same time a 72-year-old man from Dryden was operating a garden tractor / mower upon the travel portion of Hough Rd in this area. A collision between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Husqvarna Garden Tractor occurred. Upon the collision, the operator of the garden tractor was ejected and sustained life-threatening injuries. A short time later, Lapeer County EMS Alpha 80 arrived on scene and assessed the 72-year-old male’s condition. The 72-year-old victim was later pronounced dead at the scene by medical professionals. The 52-year-old male who was operating the Jeep Grand Cherokee did not appear to suffer any notable injury in the accident.

Though this incident remains under investigation, alcohol and drugs do not appear a factor in the crash. The Dryden Township Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Lapeer County Accident Reconstruction Team, Almont Police Department, Metamora Township Police Department, Lapeer County EMS, Dryden Township Fire Department, Lapeer County Victim Services Unit, and Lapeer County Central Dispatch.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Dryden Township Police Department at 810-796-2271.