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Colorado man dead in traffic accident near Seney

(Seney, MI) - A Colorado man is dead after a kayak and roof rack of an oncoming vehicle came loose and struck his pickup truck, piercing the windshield and striking him as he was driving.

State Police from the Manistique post say the accident happened yesterday (Sunday) at about 1pm on M-28 near Seney. A Chevrolet pickup driven by 31-year old Matthew Morgrette was eastbound on M-28 when a Honda passenger car approached in the oncoming lane. As the vehicle passed each other, a kayak and roof rack on the Honda came loose and pierced the windshield, fatally striking Morgrette. His wife was a passenger in the vehicle; she was not injured. The kayak struck a third vehicle, which was traveling behind the Chevrolet pickup, causing minor damage but no injuries.

The Honda passenger car was being driven by a 58-year-old male from Wisconsin. He was not injured during this crash.

The crash remains under investigation and will be forwarded to the Schoolcraft County Prosecutor for review once completed.

Troopers were assisted by Alger County Sheriffs Dept, Seney First Responders, and Alger County EMS. A portion on M28 was closed during this investigation.

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