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ESCANABA, MI--   A jury has found a Wetmore teen guilty of four felonies in connection with a fatal crash near Schaffer last June.  

The Escanaba Daily Press reports Dalton Carll, 19, was convicted Thursday of reckless driving, causing death and three counts of reckless driving, causing serious injury to others. 

UPDATE, 1/28/16:  The two people killed in the accident are identified as Peter Ruokola, 81, and Karen Basto, 72.  The driver of the van is Allen Basto, 70.  He remains in stable condition at UPHS Marquette.


ISHPEMING, MI--   Two people have been killed in a traffic accident in Ishpeming. 

ELY TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Marquette man was killed in a traffic accident Sunday in Ely Township. 

State Police say it happened around 10:45 a.m. on US-41 in the passing lanes of the Evergreen Stretch.  Matthew Croschere, 26, was westbound in a Toyota Corolla when he tried to pass a semi tractor-trailer headed in the same direction.  Croschere lost control of the car on the snow-covered road, crossed the center line, and hit an oncoming Chevy Suburban driven by Gerald Honeyager, 62, of Dousman, Wisconsin. 

SOO TOWNSHIP, MI--   Michigan State Police are reporting a fatal traffic crash in Chippewa County. 

Troopers from the Sault Ste. Marie Post say it happened Friday around 9 p.m. on Mackinac Trail south of 3 Mile Road.  They say two vehicles crashed head-on. 

Two occupants of the northbound vehicle were transported from the scene for medical treatment.  One was taken to Petoskey, while the other was transferred to U of M Hospital.  The driver of the northbound vehicle later died of his injuries.

The lone occupant of the southbound vehicle was not seriously injured. 

HENDRICKS TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Engadine woman has died in a single-vehicle accident in Mackinac County.  

Sheriff’s officials say it happened Monday around 11:45 a.m. on Cut River Road just east of Prater Road in Hendricks Township.  Marianne King, 48, was westbound when her vehicle crossed the centerline, went off the roadway, and hit a tree.  The accident was found soon afterwards by a passerby.  King was taken to Mackinac Straits Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP, MI--   Police have released the name of the woman killed in a single-vehicle crash in Osceola Township Sunday. 

Troopers from the Calumet Post say Dianne McCollum, 48, of Calumet, suffered a fatal medical event that caused her to veer off of US-41 near Highway Location Road and hit a tree.  A small fire that started under the car was immediately extinguished by a volunteer firefighter. 

Neither alcohol nor drugs are considered factors in the accident.  

WATERFORD, MI (AP)--   The son of Michigan's school superintendent has died in a car crash in Oakland 


The state Education Department says 32-year-old Ryan Whiston was killed Monday in Waterford Township on his way to work. He's the son of Brian and Beth Whiston.

Brian Whiston has been state school superintendent since July 1. He was the head of Dearborn's schools for five years.  He recently made a visit to the Marquette Area Public School District.

ESCANABA, MI--   An 18-year-old Wetmore male has been charged in connection with a fatal Delta County crash.  

The accident happened June 17 in Schaffer. 

Dalton Carll is accused of driving a pickup with six passengers on the Felch Grade Trail and failing to stop at E.5 Road.  The pickup struck a vehicle containing two people driven by John Miron, 29, of Bark River.  Miron was killed.

NADEAU TOWNSHIP, MI--   A South Carolina man has died in a single-vehicle accident in Menominee County. 

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the crash on US-41 in Nadeau Township Sunday around 1:15 a.m. They say Jordan Troy Baker, 20, of Whitmire was northbound in a pickup truck when he crossed the southbound lane and hit the gravel shoulder.  He then lost control of the vehicle, which crossed back into the northbound lane and went into the ditch.  Baker was ejected from the truck and died at the scene.

TOWNSHIP OF WABENO, WI (AP)--   A 23-year-old man has died after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeastern Wisconsin.  

The Forest County Sheriff's Office says deputies got a report of an ATV crash in the Township of Wabeno Saturday morning.

Deputies responded and found the crash. WSAW-TV reports the victim, from Goodman, died at the scene. His name has not been released.

No one else was involved. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating.