Names released in deadly wrong-way crash on I-75 in Bay County
BAY COUNTY (WJRT) – UPDATE: (12/28/16) – We now know the names of the people involved in a deadly wrong-way accident in Bay County.
Thirty-eight-year-old Jessica Leitner of Bay City was driving a silver Chevrolet Impala in the wrong direction. Leitner’s was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her four-month old son was in the vehicle with her and is in critical condition.
Saginaw Police Car Crash on Video
SAGINAW (WJRT) – (12/23/16) – It’s been a tough few months for police cars in Mid-Michigan.
Most recently, a cruiser and a car collided at a Saginaw intersection.
The good news, there were no major injuries. The bad news – this is the third Saginaw city police car to be badly damaged in the past three months.
Winter storm socks Midwest, East, spawning accidents, deaths
A winter storm of snow, freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures socked the nation’s mid-section and East Coast on Saturday, causing hundreds of accidents on icy roads and putting a crimp on Christmas shopping.
At least nine deaths were blamed on the slick roads and authorities were investigating a few other traffic fatalities as possibly weather-related. Perhaps the biggest accident happened in Baltimore, when a tanker carrying gasoline skidded off a highway and exploded, authorities said.
DNR Starts Snowmobile Patrol
OTSEGO COUNTY, Mi (WPBN/WGTU) — With fresh snow on the way, the Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone about snowmobile safety.
They say some of the biggest problems are when people drive too fast, when they drink and drive and inexperience.
DNR conservation officer Tim Rosochacki hit the trails on his snowmobile for one of his routine patrols.
UPDATE: Logging Truck Rollover Stops traffic on M-95
At approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, a logging truck traveling southbound on Highway M-95 hit a patch of black ice on the road.
According to Iron Mountain post Michigan State Police Trooper Brad Lammi, as the truck swerved, the rear part of it carrying the load of logs tipped and spilled many of the logs onto the highway.
Hidden dangers ahead: How states keep accident-prone roads secret
Richard Boltuck did not plan to spend most of his waking hours fighting with public officials. He just wanted the state to install a left-turn traffic light at an accident-prone intersection near his home in Bethesda, Maryland.
This request would drag on for more than eight years, and place Boltuck, an economist, squarely in the center of a national debate over just how transparent state and local governments should be when members of the public request information about dangerous roads, bridges and intersections.
2 mid-Michigan hospitals penalized for patient injuries
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The federal government is cutting Medicare payments to 769 hospitals, including two in mid-Michigan, with high rates of patient injuries.
Some of those injuries include various types of infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls.
Semi truck damages I-75, Miller Road overpass
FLINT TOWNSHIP (WJRT) – (12/22/16) – Miller Road in Flint Township is one of the region’s busiest streets, lined with shops, restaurants and home to Genesee Valley Center.
Traffic is heavy along the roadway, especially during the holiday season, and now, lasting damage from a crash on Wednesday night is predicted to create major delays – with just three days until Christmas.
Man dead after struck by vehicle
MT. MORRIS TWP, MI — A man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening in Mt. Morris Township.
Police were called around 8 p.m. Dec. 28 to Detroit Street and West Cass Avenue for a personal injury accident and found the man had been struck.