PALMYRA – A Blissfield woman was killed in a pre-dawn crash on U.S. 223 in Palmyra Township this morning. According to the Lenawee County Sherif’s Office, Nicole Deer, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash shortly before 6 a.m. on U.S. 223 near Driggs Road.
A press release said Deer appeared to be traveling westbound on U.S. 223 in a 1996 Chevrolet when she was alleged struck by Dewayne Shattuck, 25, Adrian, who was eastbound in a 1999 Chevrolet.
According to the release, deputies believe Shattuck allegedly crossed the centerline and struck Deer’s vehicle.
Shattuck was transported to Bixby Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries by Palmyra Township Fire Department rescuers.
Police had the road shut down for more than three hours as they investigated. The crash still remains under investigation by the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office.
The Blissfield Police Department and Madison Township Fire Department also assisted at the scene.