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TYRONE TOWNSHIP, MI – Michigan State Police from the Brighton Post continue to investigate a double fatal traffic crash that occurred in Tyrone Township on Friday August 14th, 2020, at 8:30 pm.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a pickup truck crossed the center line on Faussett Rd and struck another pickup truck head on.

The drivers of both vehicles died at the scene. They have been identified as Michel Ryan Heidtman, a 38 year old man, from Howell, who was wearing his seatbelt and Rodney Leonard Rukkila, a 33 year old man, from Fenton, who was not wearing a seatbelt. A passenger in one of the vehicles was taken to a local hospital to be treated.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor. Troopers were assisted by Hartland Fire Department and Livingston County EMS. The investigation continues.

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