A head-on crash claimed the life of a Howell man this morning.

Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Mason Road west of Kern Road in Iosco Township for a two vehicle accident around 8:45am. Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by a 99-year-old Howell resident was traveling westbound when he attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone. The Impala struck a 2000 Ford F 250 head-on, that was traveling eastbound.

The Howell resident was pronounced deceased at the scene by Livingston County Ambulance while the driver of the Ford, a 60-year-old Fowlerville resident was transported to Sparrow Hospital with unknown injuries. The roadway was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours while deputies investigated. The Sheriff’s Office says both drivers were wearing seatbelts, and speed and drugs do not appear to be factors in the accident.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Fowlerville and Howell Fire Departments, Livingston County Ambulance, and Hamburg Township Police. The accident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau. (JM)