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Update: One woman is dead after crash in Luce County

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Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 2:49 PM EDT
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NEWBERRY, Mich. (WLUC) - Update: Thursday, September 23: A Newberry woman is dead following a crash in Luce County.

According to Michigan State Police, 75-year-old Nancy Whalen entered into the intersection of M28 and County Rd 403 in front of a charter spectrum truck traveling westbound on M-28 around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Whalen was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was treated and released for minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol, drugs, and speed are not suspected factors in the crash.

MSP troopers were assisted by Luce County Sheriff’s Dept, Luce County Fire/EMS, and MDOT.

Eastbound and westbound lanes of M-28 between M-123 (Newberry Ave) and County Rd 403 were closed for about two hours following the crash, but have since reopened.

Eastbound and westbound lanes of M-28 between M-123 (Newberry Ave) and County Rd 403 are currently closed due to a crash.

Michigan Department of Transportation Upper Peninsula tweeted around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday about the closure.

The severity of the crash is unknown at this time.

TV6 and Fox-UP will have more information as it becomes available.

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