fatal crash

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.

CHATHAM, MI--   A Skandia woman has been killed in a two-vehicle crash in Chatham. 

State Police from the Negaunee Post were called around 7:50 Tuesday night to the intersection of M-94 and M-67.  They say a vehicle driven by Peggy Sue Larsen, 50, of Skandia was westbound on 94 when she slowed or stopped at the stop sign on 67, then proceeded into the intersection.  She drove into the path of a northbound vehicle, which hit Larsen’s vehicle directly in the driver’s side door.  Both vehicles went off the road and hit an electric pole.

BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Chippewa County woman is dead after her car crashed and caught fire. 

Sheriff’s deputies were called Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. to Lakeshore Drive just east of Ranger Road in Bay Mills Township.  They say a vehicle driven by Rita Sayles, 69, of McNearny Lake failed to negotiate a curve, left the road, hit several trees, and caught on fire with Sayles trapped inside. 

UPDATE, 6/19:  The Delta County Sheriff's Office says the man who was killed in the accident was John Miron, 29, of Bark River.  A passenger of his car and two passengers of the westbound truck remain hospitalized.  The accident remains under investigation.


DELTA COUNTY, MI--   One person has been killed in a two-vehicle accident in Delta County. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Skandia man has been killed in a two-vehicle accident in Chocolay Township. 

State Police from the Negaunee Post say the crash happened Sunday around 10 p.m. on US-41 South at Hillcrest Trail.  Investigation reveals Duncan Ryan-Ross, 25, of Skandia was southbound on 41 when he went off the right side of the roadway.  He over-corrected his vehicle, which traveled back onto the roadway, crossed the centerline, and struck a northbound vehicle driven by Megan Niemi, 24, of Marquette.