Local authorities have released the names of those involved in a car crash in Howell Township on Monday afternoon that hospitalized two teenagers.

Oak Grove Road was shut down for approximately three hours as a result of the two-vehicle crash that happened around 1:45pm. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Scion TC was traveling north on Oak Grove Road, south of Allen Road, when it left the roadway. As the vehicle re-entered the roadway, the Office says the driver lost control and crossed over the center line into the path of a 2008 Chevy Impala traveling south. Both of the Scion’s occupants were taken to U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor.

The at-fault driver of the Scion has been identified as 18-year-old Andre Bakenhus of Howell, who was hospitalized and released. The Office says his passenger, 17-year-old Alexandria Rotert of Howell, remains listed in critical condition and faces a long road to recovery. Authorities believe speed was a factor in the crash, while any use of alcohol and drugs remains under investigation.

The driver of the Chevy Impala, 19-year-old Jacob Armstrong of Howell, was treated and released at the scene. (JM)