Fatal Crash Investigation (Brown Road near Giddings Road)
On Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 6:30 am, personnel from the Auburn Hills Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a serious injury crash involving a 2021 Jeep Wrangler and a Caterpillar front-end loader on Brown Road, just west of Giddings Road.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the driver of the Jeep, a 47-year-old female from Lake Orion, Michigan, was traveling westbound on Brown Road. The front-end loader, being operated by a 42-year-old City of Auburn Hills employee, was pulling out of the Auburn Hills Department of Public Works property onto eastbound Brown Rd. The front-end loader struck the Jeep Wrangler in the roadway. The 47-year-old female was unresponsive and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 42-year-old male was uninjured in the crash and is cooperating with investigators. At this time, the City of Auburn Hills employee has been placed on paid administrative leave. There were no other occupants in the Jeep, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash.

This crash is currently being investigated by the Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigation Team (SOCCIT). SOCCIT consists of crash investigators from Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Twp., Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, and Clawson.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Auburn Hills Police Department at 248-370-9460.

Media Contact:
Scott McGraw, Deputy Chief of Police
Auburn Hills Police Department
Office: 248-364-6862
Email: smcgraw@auburnhills.org