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19-year-old male killed in two-vehicle crash in Delta County

January 22, 2013
By JOHN PEPIN - Journal Staff Writer , The Mining Journal

CORNELL - The Delta County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate a fatal vehicle crash today, which occurred this morning along County Road 426, six miles south of Cornell in Escanaba Township.

Police did not release the names or hometowns of those involved in the crash this afternoon.

Deputies said the crash occurred at 8:45 a.m. A stalled pickup truck was unoccupied and parked partially on the roadway. Police said the driver of a southbound pickup truck apparently did not see the stalled truck and hit the rear end of that vehicle.

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Emergency personnel respond to a fatal accident along County Road 426 in Cornell this morning. One person died in the two-vehicle accident which was called into 9-1-1 Central Dispatch at 8:45 a.m. (Daily Press photo by Jenny Lancour)

Police said the 47-year-old male driver was injured in the crash and his 19-year-old male passenger was killed from the impact.

Deputies were assisted by Rampart EMS, the Escanaba Township Fire Department and Michigan State Police.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. His email address is



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