2 dead after crash involving wrong-way driver in Michigan

Evrard Martin
Mai 20, 2017

Two male drivers died Thursday afternoon when a vehicle traveling the wrong way on USA 131 caused a three-vehicle crash in Osceola County.

The three-vehicle crash happened Thursday on US highway 131 in Osceola County's Burdell Township, which is located in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

Preliminary investigation determined that a 43-year-old Paris, Michigan man was northbound in the southbound lanes of USA 131, and caused a collision, according to police. A second driver, a 62-year-old man from Highland Park, Illinois was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. A third driver and their passenger was not injured in the crash. Names of those involved weren't immediately released.

The crash is under investigation.

It is not clear if drugs or alcohol played a role.

Assisting state police on scene were the Osceola County Sheriff's Department, Osceola County EMS, LeRoy Fire, Tustin Fire, Lincoln Fire, Reed City Towing and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

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