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Elderly woman dies in crash

Posted at 10:55 AM, Jul 14, 2015

CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An elderly woman is dead after a crash Monday afternoon in Isabella County.

Mary Ellen Hetzman, 90, was a passenger with her husband, Gene, 89, when they were hit broadside at the intersection of S. Shepherd Road and E. Broomfield Road at about 5:30pm.  Deputies say that Gene Hetzman was heading east on E. Broomfield, stopped at the intersection and then proceeded, when he was struck by a 19-year-old Mt. Pleasant resident driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado.

Mary Ellen was pronounced dead at the scene.  Gene and the driver of a third car that was hit in the collision, were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The 19-year-old driver was not hurt.

Deputies are still investigating the crash.