BAD AXE, MI – On Tuesday July 20th, 2021, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Huron County Sheriff’s Office and several other agencies responded to M-53 north of Rapson Rd., in Colfax Township, which was the scene of a single vehicle accident.
The preliminary investigation is indicated that a northbound vehicle with 2 male occupants lost control and overturned several times. One 22-year-old man was ejected and died from his injuries. The other man, 23 years old, was transported to McLaren Thumb by Central Huron Ambulance Service and later flown out with life threatening injuries.
Speed and alcohol likely played a part in the accident. It is unknown at this time who the driver was. Both were staying in Port Austin and are from out of state. The name of those involved are currently being withheld until notification is made to family and friends of the victims.
The investigation will be ongoing.
Also assisting at the scene were Elkton EMS, Bad Axe Fire, Kinde Fire and Bad Axe Police.