Detour woman killed in Pickford crash

Sep 12, 2018

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI--   A Chippewa County woman has been killed in a two-vehicle accident in Pickford Township. 

Michigan State Police from the Sault Ste. Marie Post say the crash happened Tuesday morning around 5:45 at the intersection of M-129 and M-80. They say a vehicle driven by Michael Steel, 57, of Detour Village was northbound on

M-129 when he tried to turn into a gas station at the corner of M-80. He was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Cody Hoornstra, 24, of Brimley.

The drivers were taken to War Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released.

A passenger in steel’s vehicle—his 57-year-old wife Suzette—was extricated from the vehicle with the Jaws of Life. She was transported to War Memorial, where she was pronounced dead at 6:30 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation.