The second person involved in the Dec. 30 head-on collision in Pittsfield Township has died.
Lake Jacobson, a 55-year-old mother of two, died Thursday morning. She had been transported to hospital in critical condition. 32-year-old Desten Houge, who was driving the vehicle that police say crossed center and struck Jacobson’s vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash occurred at 5:28 p.m. on Michigan Avenue, just west of the Sauk Trail – the entrance to the subdivision where Jacobson lived. According to a Pittsfield Township news release, Houge was eastbound on Michigan avenue when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck Jacobson’s vehicle, which was westbound on Michigan Avenue.
The crash is being investigated by the Pittsfield Police Accident Investigation Unit. Witnesses are encouraged to call police at 734-822-4951.
Earlier that afternoon, Houge, who was returning to his Ypsilanti home after completing a shift at Faurecia, lost control of his vehicle on Michigan Avenue and went into a ditch. After his vehicle was towed from the ditch he continued down Michigan Avenue until crossing center and colliding with Jacobson’s vehicle.
According to the press release, police do not suspect alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision. Police also do not believe that Houge was wearing a safety belt.
Houge’s family has set up a GoFundMe page, hoping to raise money to support his family. Houge was a father to two young children.
Jacobson was a mother to one recent Saline High School graduate and one Saline High School student. She worked as a paraeducator for Ann Arbor Public Schools and had also been a substitute teacher at Saline schools.
(The Saline Post will be writing about Lake Jacobson. If you’d like to share your memories, call Tran Longmoore at 734-272-6294 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org)