HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP -- A snowmobiler died about 10 p.m. Friday in a collision with a minivan driven by a woman police believe was intoxicated.
David Lee Bills, 39, of Highland Township was riding a 1985 Yamaha snowmobile north in the southbound lane of North Duck Lake Road when he collided with the southbound van, Oakland County Sheriff's officials said.
Bills was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies arrested the woman who was driving the van on suspicion of driving drunk and child endangerment.
There were two passengers in the van. At least one the passengers was a child. Sheriff's officials did not release the ages of the passengers.
None of the van's occupants were injured, sheriff's officials said.
Investigators were not sure if any of the occupants of the van were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. The case remains under investigation.
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!