James Hershman Obituary, Death – Late Monday evening, tragedy struck in Rochester Hills as Lee James Hershman, a 57-year-old resident of Oxford, succumbed to injuries sustained in a devastating three-vehicle crash. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office reported the heartbreaking incident, which occurred on M-59 between John R Road and Dequindre Road.
The fateful collision unfolded at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Monday when Hershman, behind the wheel of a Ford sedan, was traveling eastbound on M-59. It was at this moment that his vehicle was tragically struck by a GMC pickup truck. The circumstances leading to this tragic incident paint a distressing picture.
According to investigators, the GMC pickup truck, traveling westbound on M-59, lost control, veering uncontrollably. It crossed the median through an “Authorized Vehicles Only” crossing and collided with Hershman’s car and another vehicle, a Buick SUV being driven by a 58-year-old woman from Pontiac. Fortunately, the third vehicle’s occupant emerged unscathed, but the same, tragically, cannot be said for Hershman.
Despite wearing a seat belt, Hershman sustained grave injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Sadly, despite medical efforts, he succumbed to these injuries, leaving a void in the lives of those who knew him.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 25-year-old resident of Brandon Township, remains in critical condition, fighting for recovery.
This heart-wrenching incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictability and fragility of life. It is a solemn moment for the community as they grapple with the loss of Lee James Hershman and hope for the recovery of the pickup truck driver. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this devastating event.