MSP Investigating Head-on Fatal Crash that Killed Man in Tuscola County

FREMONT TOWNSHIP, MI – Michigan State Police Caro Post Troopers were dispatched to M-24 and Snover Road in Fremont Township for a two vehicle head on crash.

Troopers arrived on scene to find one person dead. The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling southbound on M-24 crossed the center line and struck a northbound vehicle in the north bound lane of travel.

The southbound vehicle struck a truck pulling a trailer driven by a 40-year-old Gaylord resident.

The deceased driver of the southbound vehicle is identified as 80-year-old Harold Charles Atkinson of Mayville.

His passenger and wife, Susan Atkinson was extricated from the vehicle utilizing the Jaws of Life. She was transported to an area hospital by Life Nets helicopter. She is being treated for non- life threatening injuries.

State Troopers are continuing to investigate this crash.

Seatbelts were utilized during the crash and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

State Police were assisted on scene by Mayville Fire Department, Mayville Ambulance Service, MMR, Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, Tuscola County Sheriff Department and Ten Point Towing.

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