Traffic was blocked on Jefferson Road near the intersection of Q Lane and Hayes Road about 1 pm today as police dealt with the aftermath of automobile accident.  Columbia Township Police report the driver, 19-year old Kristen Stone of Jackson, was “briefly distracted resulting in the vehicle leaving the road and striking a tree.”  Acting Police Chief Jay Niles adds “the vehicle then burst into flames.”  He notes as “first responders arrived the car was fully involved with fire.  Fortunately, the occupants of the crashed vehicle were able to escape.”
Police say the passenger, 18-year old Makena Matthews of Brooklyn, suffered non-threatening injuries and was “treated at the scene and then transported to Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital.” 
The driver was cited for careless driving.  The Jackson County Sheriff Department assisted with traffic control.  The approximate address was 5500 Jefferson Road. 
Photos courtesy of Columbia Township Police.