UPDATE: 2 Ohio men dead in Mackinac County crash

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Published: Feb. 4, 2023 at 9:11 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2023 at 1:03 PM EST
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MORAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The two people who died in a car crash on Saturday on US-2 in Mackinac County have been identified.

Twenty-two-year-old Jordan Hostetler and 27-year-old Joas Miller of Plain City, Ohio died in the crash.

According to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Department, speed, high winds, blowing snow, and slick roadways are all still considered the cause of the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not considered at this time.

Investigators say one of the men was the front seat passenger, and he was wearing a seatbelt. The other victim was a back seat passenger and was not wearing a seatbelt.

All other people involved in the crash have been treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

Last published: Feb 5, 2023 4:34:51 PM

Two people from Ohio were killed in a car crash on US-2 Saturday, according to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office.

The two killed were passengers in the vehicle. The driver lost control and crashed into another vehicle on US-2, about 13 miles west of St. Ignace in Moran Township. Four more people were injured and treated at local hospitals. Names have not been released.

US-2 was closed between St. Ignace and Brevort from 1:30-7:00 p.m.

The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office says high winds, blowing snow and slippery roads caused the crash.

The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Straits Area Ambulance, St. Ignace Fire and Rescue, Brevort Fire, Hendricks Fire, Hudson Fire, Garfield EMS, Emmet County EMS, Mackinaw City Fire and Rescue, Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan State Police Accident Reconstruction out of Gaylord with Accident Investigators from Sault Ste. Marie and Gaylord, dispatch centers from Chippewa Central Dispatch and Cheboygan-Charlevoix-Emmet Central Dispatch.

No other information is available at this time.