The passenger vehicle was westbound on M-46 and began to turn south onto Vassar Road when the tractor-trailer, traveling east on M-46, collided with it. Three people occupied the passenger vehicle.
A woman, who appears to have been the driver of the SUV was air-lifted for medical care, a second person was taken to the hospital and the male occupant of that car died at the scene from his injuries. The driver of the semi was uninjured.
Officials with the Michigan State Police, Mobile Medical Response, Vassar Township Fire Department, Richville Fire Department and Vassar and Reese police departments responded to the scene. Tuscola County Road Commission officials assisted by blocking traffic.