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M-50 in Ionia County reopens after deadly crash

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Posted at 12:05 PM, Dec 24, 2021

CAMPBELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. — M-50 in Ionia County was closed for several hours on Christmas Eve because of a deadly crash.

Eastbound and westbound M-50 (Thompson Road) between Hastings Road and Bell Road closed Friday morning due to the crash.

Michigan State Police say the crash happened around 9:10 a.m. on Friday.

Michigan State Police say a Pontiac Vibe driven by a 68-year-old woman from Hastings was heading north on Hastings Road and failed to stop at the intersection and was hit by a GMC pickup truck.

Troopers say the driver of the Pontiac and her passenger, a 34-year-old man from Hastings, died at the scene. Their names have not yet been released.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to MSP, foggy weather appears to be a factor in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.