Police: Bloomfield Hills Man Killed in Three-Car Crash

Sam Founteas, 75, died in Pontiac on Monday afternoon on the scene, which saw several injuries.

Sam Founteas, a 75-year-old Bloomfield Hills man, died in a three-car crash in Pontiac about 12:30 p.m. Monday.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Founteas was driving on southbound Opdyke Road in Pontiac north of the eastbound M-59 entrance ramp when he was hit by a Ford Ranger headed in the opposite direction.

After being struck by the Ranger, which was driven by a 51-year-old West Bloomfield resident, Founteas's car, a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, struck a Cadillac Seville also headed southbound.

The Sheriff's Office release said that witnesses on scene indicated the Ranger changed lanes to go through the intersection and lost control, driving left of center. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Founteas was trapped in the vehicle and was pronounced dead on scene. 

His front seat passenger, a 66-year-old Bloomfield Hills resident, as well as the driver of the Ranger, were both seriously injured, according to the report. The injured occupants of the Ranger and the Cobalt were transported to McLaren-Oakland Hospital.

The driver of the Ranger was listed in stable condition, according to the Sheriff's Office, while the passenger of the Cobalt was listed in guarded condition.

The driver of the Seville, a 21-year-old Casco resident, was transported to St. Joseph Mercy Pontiac Hospital and is in stable condition, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The report indicated all of the victims of the crash were wearing their seatbelts.


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