TRAVERSE CITY, MI – A pickup truck struck and killed a 19-year-old Traverse City woman while she was jogging in East Bay Township on Sunday August 16th, 2020.
At 3:43pm, Troopers from the Michigan State Police Cadillac Post were dispatched to a crash involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian on River Rd near River Bend Road in East Bay Township.
Upon arrival troopers found and unresponsive woman with severe injuries. The woman was transported to Munson Medical Center where she died due to the injuries she sustained in the crash.
The preliminary investigation found that 19-year-old Nadia Ziegler, from Traverse City, was jogging west bound on River Road when an east bound pickup truck driven by a 42-year-old Traverse City man struck her.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.
Troopers were assisted by the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office, East Bay EMS and Metro Fire.
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