Sunday, November 3, 2013, at approximately 5:32am, Deputies responded to US-127 north approximately one mile south of Berry Road in Rives Township for a fatal traffic crash.
Members of the Jackson County Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the accident scene to assist in the investigation. A gold 1999 Ford Escort was southbound on US-127 in the right hand lane with a flat tire and was moving at a very slow speed. A 2011 Chevrolet Equinox was also southbound on US-127 when it struck the other vehicle from behind. The driver of the second vehicle indicated he did not see the vehicle moving slowly in the roadway.
The Jackson man who was the rear seat passenger of the Ford Escort was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger of the Ford Escort, as well as, the driver of the Chevrolet Equinox were all transported to allegiance with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. This traffic crash remains under investigation at this time.