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One killed in Burt Township crash

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BURT TOWNSHIP, MI— A 70-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident in Alger County Thursday.

Officials with the Sheriff’s Office say it happened just after 1 p.m. on M-77 in Burt Township. The driver failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck several large trees. The Burt Township Fire Department extricated the man from his vehicle with the Jaws of Life.

The driver was taken to UPHS-Marquette, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police say alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.