GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MI-- An Upper Peninsula man is being blamed for a fatal two-vehicle accident in downstate Grand Traverse County.
The crash happened Tuesday around 1:30 a.m. on US-31 South. Sheriff’s deputies say an eastbound vehicle driven by a 37-year-old Brimley man crossed the centerline and hit a westbound vehicle. A 71-year-old Florida woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other people in the westbound vehicle were taken to Munson Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Brimley man is charged with driving while license suspended, driving while license suspended, causing death, and driving while license suspended, causing injury.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident. Roads were icy at the time of the crash.