A fatal crash in Howell Township this afternoon is under investigation.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Howell Area Fire Department responded on scene. The crash happened around 1:20pm on Grand River at Burkhart Road. It involved a Mazda and a Jeep Cherokee, both traveling westbound on Grand River. The Sheriff’s Office says preliminary investigation revealed the crash caused the Jeep to lose control and roll over. The driver, identified as a 72-year-old Hartland man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident investigation resulted in both directions of Grand River being closed at Burkhart for roughly three hours, re-opening around 4:30pm. (JM)