The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that a 75-year-old man was killed after a head on collision in Pontiac on Monday afternoon.
Sam Founteas of Bloomfield Hills was driving south on Opdyke Road near the M-59 ramp at approximately 12:36 p.m. when his 2010 Chevy Cobalt was hit by a northbound Ford Ranger pickup truck, deputies said.
According to witness statements the Ranger’s driver changed lanes to go through the intersection, lost control and went left of center, and hit the Cobalt head-on. The Cobalt was pushed into a southbound 2002 Cadillac Seville.
Founteas was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. His front seat passenger, a 66-year-old Bloomfield Hills resident, was seriously injured.
The drivers of the Ford Ranger, a 51-year-old West Bloomfield resident, and the Cadillac Seville, a 21-year-old Casco resident, were also seriously injured.
All those involved were wearing seat belts.
The driver of the Ranger was listed in stable condition and the passenger of the Cobalt in guarded condition, both at McLaren-Oakland Hospital.
The driver of the Seville was listed in stable condition at St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland Hospital.
According to the Sheriff’s office, alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash. The Reconstruction Unit, when the investigation is complete, will present its findings to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.