Police: Woman dies in crash after driver swerves to miss animal in road

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say a 66-year-old woman died Friday morning after a crash in Calhoun County.

The crash happened at about 9:24 a.m. when a 33-year-old Battle Creek man who was driving south on 8 Mile Road crossed the center line on a curve near U Drive and collided with the woman’s vehicle.  The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says in a release that the man said he swerved to avoid hitting a small animal that was in the road.

The woman, a Union City resident, died in the crash.  Her name was not released.

The extent of the other driver’s injuries is unclear.

The crash remains under investigation.

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