Police Identify Driver in Deadly Head-on Crash

Posted at 7:52 PM, Nov 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-30 19:52:15-05

BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich – Police have identified the female driver that was killed following a two vehicle crash in Bedford Township on Friday afternoon.

A station wagon driven by 53-year-old Lesa Baird was traveling northbound on Waubascon Road when it collided with a southbound minivan driven by 29-year-old Lacy Johnson.

The crash happened around 3:35 p.m. according to police.

Baird was pronounced dead at the scene, and a young girl in the back seat of her vehicle remains in the Intensive Care Unit at a Kalamazoo area hospital after being flown there for treatment.

Johnson, the driver of the southbound vehicle, also remains hospitalized for treatment.  The male passenger in her vehicle has been treated and released.

Investigators say at this point in the investigation, speed doesn’t appear to be a factor in the crash.