Ronald Powers Killed in Box Truck Accident on New Haven Road in Chesterfield Township
Where: The accident occurred on New Haven Road in Chesterfield Township, Michigan.
What Happened: A pickup truck allegedly slid over the center line and struck a tractor-trailer.
- Ronald Powers, driver of Dodge Ram pickup truck
- Driver of GMC box truck
- Ronald Powers, 65, killed
- Driver of GMC box truck, injured
On or about Tuesday, January 26th, 2021, around 10:00 in the morning, an accident between a pickup truck and a box truck left one man dead. Investigators said the accident happened along New Haven Road in Chesterfield Township, Michigan.
Michigan State Police spokespeople said 65-year-old Ronald Powers was killed when his pickup truck allegedly crossed over the center line of New Haven Road and struck a GMC box truck in the oncoming lanes. Several vehicles may have been involved in a chain-reaction accident after the initial crash. Powers died of his injuries a short time after the accident. The driver of the GMC box truck was treated for serious injuries.
According to Google Maps, New Haven Road runs north and south through the area with two lanes. Chesterfield Township is roughly 34 miles north of downtown Detroit.
Police are still investigating the accident.
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