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Middleville residents killed in crash in Northern Michigan

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 18:49:53-04

WEXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A crash in northern Michigan’s Wexford County has killed two western Michigan residents.

Sheriff’s deputies say a vehicle driven by 59-year-old Janice Verkerke of Middleville failed to stop at a stop sign at a rural intersection and was struck by another vehicle.

Deputies say Verkerke and her passenger, 64-year-old Richard Verkerke, were pronounced dead at the scene. It wasn’t immediately clear if they were related.

WPBN-TV reports  the driver and a passenger in the other vehicle were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. Saturday about 20 miles south of Traverse City.