BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, MI. (THECOUNT) — Richelle Katherine Lazarus, of Burlington, Michigan, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday vehicle crash, according to reports.

Lazarus, 49, was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash near 11 Mile Road and Q-Drive South in Burlington Township, say officials.


Troopers responded to 11 Mile Road around 3 A.M. on reports of a single-vehicle crash. When they arrived, first responders discovered a Ford Ranger wrecked near Q-Drive in Burlington.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Lazarus, who was a passenger of the crashed vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, 46-year-old Jeff Hammond, who is the husband of the victim, was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Hammond was identified as the injured party via a social media posting. He has not official been identified as the injured individual.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Marshall Post at 269.558.0500, reports WOOD.

Family members and friends took to Facebook to announces the tragic crash:


Geo quick facts: Burlington Township is a civil township of Calhoun County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Battle Creek, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 1,941 – Wikipedia.