Police: Man crushed to death in machine shop
Police say a 60-year-old man has been crushed to death at a machine shop in Ohio. An Akron police spokesman said the accident occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and around 4:45 a.m. Saturday, when co-workers found him. The spokesman says co-workers used a crane to lift a large metal frame off the victim.
Churchill students simulate texting while driving
In one hand, Brandon Gerringer held a cellphone. The other, a steering wheel. His goal? Avoid oncoming traffic as he attempted to send a text message while driving. He started well, able to maneuver the vehicle and complete his course without crashing. It wasn’t without veering into the left lane or off the road, though.
Safety program warns of distracted driving dangers
“Look ahead” is a simple message with multiple meanings, as Plymouth-Canton Educational Park students found out this week through a contest engineered by the Park’s Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter.
Competing in the annual Strive for a Safer Drive contest sponsored by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, P-CEP students got a look at what the various impacts of distracted driving can be.
Crashes reported on slick roads throughout Southwest Michigan
KALAMAZOO, MI — Slick roads and a few accidents are slowing traffic during Kalamazoo’s morning commute.
Michigan says 2014 hunting seasons among safest on record
LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the state’s 2014 hunting seasons were among the safest on record, with 10 total incidents and no human deaths directly related to hunting. The department said Thursday that last year was the first on record in which no people were killed as a direct result of hunting. It says there were 10 “reportable hunting incidents” in Michigan in 2014, equaling 2013’s total for the fewest on record. http://www.minbcnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=1167032
Police confirm wrong-way driver killed in Saturday crash
LANSING – The man who drove the wrong way on U.S. 127 early Saturday morning was killed in one of the resulting crashes, police said Wednesday. A preliminary investigation shows that Zachary Whiting, 29, of Millington was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of U.S. 127 in south Lansing at about 4 a.m. when his vehicle collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Jason Betcher, 26, of Lansing, Lansing police Public Information Officer Robert Merritt said. Betcher was also killed in the crash.
Crash in northern Michigan kills woman, 70, as cold persists
KALKASKA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Snow has made roads slippery in parts of Michigan, contributing to a fatal crash in the northern Lower Peninsula as below-normal temperatures persist statewide. Seventy-year-old driver Pati Newton of Gaylord died in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday. It closed U.S. 131 for hours in Kalkaska County’s Kalkaska Township.
Multiple accidents slow I-75 traffic Friday
Interstate 75 northbound was closed for 45 minutes this afternoon due to a multiple vehicle accident north of exit 11. Around 3:30 p.m., a vehicle was rear ended, which caused a chain reaction and another car was hit, said Ed. Shinevarre, supervisor of the Monroe County Road Commission. Four men were sent to area hospitals due to their injuries, two of which were sent to the trauma center at Oakwood Hospital – South Shore in Trenton, said Lt. Brent Newsom of the Monroe Fire Department.
High Winds, Drifting Snow Cause Dozens of Weekend Accidents
“It was really amazing Saturday that nobody died in everything that was going on.” Dangerous weather conditions in Northern Michigan over the weekend. Dozens of travelers found themselves in potentially life-threatening situations. Powerful wind and fast-moving snow drifts caused weekend white-outs. It put drivers and those working to protect them in danger. In just over an hour, more than 20 cars were involved in accidents and slide-offs. Roads in and around Ludington saw particularly treacherous travel on Saturday.
Driver Tries Turning Around on Mackinac Bridge, Causes 11 Vehicle Crash
It was a scary day for drivers on the Mackinac Bridge. The Mackinac Bridge Authority says the bridge is back open to traffic. The bridge shut down after a driver decided to turn around because conditions were bad on the bridge. It caused a crash and started a lot of trouble. Alyssa Gambla was live in Mackinac County to show us why it was also scary day for other drivers on the bridge. It’s been a long day for the bridge authority and state police. A couple driving on the bridge towards Saint Ignace could not see in the whiteout conditions and decided to do a U-turn.