UPDATE: 1 dead in ‘Seney Stretch’ crash

Published: Oct. 23, 2022 at 2:17 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 23, 2022 at 7:28 PM EDT
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SENEY, Mich. (WLUC) - One person is dead after a car crash involving a kayak on Sunday afternoon in Schoolcraft County.

Troopers from the Manistique Outpost responded to the crash on M-28 near mile marker 203 in Seney Township. The MSP says a Chevrolet pickup was heading east, driven by 31-year-old Matthew Morgrette from Colorado. A Honda passenger car was traveling west carrying a kayak on the roof rack. The Honda was driven by a 58-year-old man from Wisconsin.

The kayak and roof rack came loose as the vehicles approached and the rack struck the oncoming Chevrolet pickup. The roof rack pierced the windshield and struck the driver, killing him. Morgrette’s wife was in the truck and not injured. The kayak struck a third vehicle, causing damage but no injuries. The driver of the Honda was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation and will be forwarded to the Schoolcraft County Prosecutor for review once completed. Troopers were assisted by Alger County Sheriff’s Office, Seney First Responders, and Alger County EMS. A portion of M-28 was closed during this investigation.

Last published: Oct 23, 2022 2:17:29 PM

A crash has closed a section of highway in the eastern U.P.

As of 2:00 p.m. Sunday, MDOT says eastbound and westbound M-28 is closed between M-94 and M-77 due to a crash. No details are available right now about the crash.

This section of highway is known as the Seney Stretch. An alternate route is available using US-2 and M-94.

This story will be updated as more information is released.