Woman Dies in Van Buren County Crash

Posted at 9:22 AM, Feb 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-08 09:22:19-05

ALMENA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Troopers from the Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post were dispatched to a two car accident on M-43 near Fish Hatchery road just after 10:00 p.m. Thursday night.

Officers say a Chevy Lumina was going west on M-43 when it crossed the center line.  The vehicle collided head on with a Mitsubishi Galant that was traveling east.

Both drivers were trapped in their vehicle and had to be extricated.  The driver of the Lumina, 48-year-old Tonya Howe of Allegan, died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.