CHEBOYGAN, MI – At 5:53am Thursday morning, November 30th, 2017, there was a fatal crash on M-68 near Walker Rd in Koehler Township that claimed the life of a 17-year-old girl from Onaway.
The crash involved a passenger car and a large box truck. The driver, Alexia LaHaie, 17-years-old, from Onaway, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only occupant of that vehicle.
At this time it appears the rain in the area was freezing on the roadways causing icy conditions which caused the car to cross sideways into the path of the box truck driven by 26-year-old Arteen Stout, of Prudenville.
M-68 reopened by 1:30pm after traffic had been rerouted around the crash scene.
The investigation continues into this deadly accident.
Assisting at the scene was the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department Accident Investigation Team, the Michigan State Police, Forest Waverly Fire Department, Tuscarora Township Fire Department and Cheboygan County Life Support System.