Police Identifiy US-127 Chain Reaction Crash Victim

A man killed on US-127 in a Monday morning crash has been identified.

33-year-old Joshua Davis of Shepherd died after being struck by a 77-year-old woman from Lansing after his Ford Focus struck a deer on the highway. Davis reportedly exited his vehicle and was struck when the woman attempted to swerve to miss his disabled vehicle. The lights on Davis’ car were not working after the deer crash and conditions at the time were dark and misty preventing the woman from seeing him. She was taken to a nearby emergency room for evaluation.

The Ford was pushed into the fast lane and was also struck by a pickup driven by a 33-year-old St. Louis man. Following that crash, a second crash occurred when a vehicle struck a sheriff’s patrol vehicle directing traffic. A third crash occurred about a half mile down the road while traffic was backed up when a vehicle failed to slow down and caused a three car crash. No other injuries were reported