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1 dead after 2-vehicle crash in Evart Township

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Posted at 6:50 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 18:50:32-04

EVART TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Evart Township on Wednesday morning.

MSP troopers from the Mount Pleasant Post responded to the crash about 10:15 a.m. on US-10 near North Industrial Drive, a news release said.

75-year-old Vernon Garry Deuel was traveling westbound on US-10 when he lost control of his vehicle, hitting an eastbound semi-cargo truck head-on.

Deuel was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in his vehicle and the driver of the semi-tractor were transported to Reed City Spectrum Hospital with survivable injuries.

Police believe weather causing poor road conditions and equipment issues on Deuel’s pickup truck to be factors in the crash.