ALLIS TOWNSHIP, MI – Troopers from the Alpena Post continue to investigate a fatal traffic crash involving a 17-year-old driver in Presque Isle County on Saturday May 23rd, 2020.
At approximately 8:32 p.m., a single vehicle crash was reported on Hoffmeyer Road near 5 Mile Hwy. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Alpena Post along with the Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the scene. Onaway Area Ambulance and Onaway Fire Department also responded.
A Ford Windstar van driven by a 17-year-old female from Onaway accompanied with a 15-year-old passenger also from Onaway, were traveling north on Hoffmeyer Road, when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The minivan veered off the roadway and rolled.
The 17-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 15-year-old passenger was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation but speed appears to be the factor in the crash.
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