Fatal car crash in Alger County under investigation

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 7:02 PM EST
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BURT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The Alger County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal car crash that occurred in Burt Township Thursday afternoon.

The department says it responded to a car crash at approximately 1:05 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call reporting a single-vehicle crash on M-77.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 70-year-old man failed to negotiate a curve in the road, exited the roadway on the west side of M-77, and ultimately struck several large trees.

The driver of the vehicle had to be removed from the vehicle by the Burt Township Fire Department using the jaws of life. The driver was transported to UP Health System-Marquette where he died because of his injuries. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

Burt Township Ambulance, Burt Township Fire Department, Alger EMS, and the Alger County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash. The identity of the victim will not be released until the family is notified.

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