A single-car crash in Howell Township Saturday that left a local woman in critical condition remains under investigation.

Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at approximately 2:20am to Oak Grove Road south of Cindy Drive in Howell Township for a single vehicle injury crash. Preliminary investigation revealed that an 18-year-old Howell resident was operating a 1997 Plymouth Neon southbound on Oak Grove Road when she lost control crossing the center line and left the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle overturned and came to rest after striking a tree.

The driver was transported to the University of Michigan Hospital by Survival Flight in critical condition. Oak Grove Road remained closed for approximately three hours during the investigation. Speed appears to be a factor in the crash, while alcohol and seatbelt use remain under investigation. Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Howell Area Fire Department and Livingston County EMS. (JK)