Michigan Accidents

Michigan man dies after contact with downed live wire

HILLSDALE COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) - A man died Tuesday morning after having contact with a downed live wire, Michigan State Police said. Police responded to the 2000 block of Chicago Road in Hilldale County's Scipio Township around 8 a.m. They found a 28-year-old Jonesville man dead from the power line. Police said he lived nearby.
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MSP: 1 fatality, 1 critical in electrocution accident

The Michigan State Police confirmed that one person was killed and another was left in critical condition after being electrocuted at their home early Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at a home on U.S. 12 near Sterling Road and was caused by a downed power line, said Detective Sergeant Dan Bowman of the MSP Jackson Post. ...

Cherries spill across northern Michigan highway after crash

WEXFORD COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) - Cherries spilled across a Michigan highway after a crash Tuesday morning. An SUV and a cherry truck collided on M-37 near west 30 Road in Wexford County before 10 a.m. The truck flipped on its side, dumping the fruit on the road. The SUV...

Rip tides, few lifeguards: Why drownings in the Great Lakes will likely remain high | Local News

Brandi Donley believes a lifeguard would have made all the difference for her 20-year-old son, Brandon Schmidt. Schmidt drowned nearly four years ago in Lake Michigan at Windsnest Park south of Grand Haven, Mich. There were almost no safety features, Donley recalls: no signs advising against swimming, no flotation devices to help someone struggling and no lifeguards to be seen.
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Diver plunges 400 feet to 1899 shipwreck off Michigan shoreline

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Lake Michigan is home to nearly 1,500 known shipwrecks. The majority of these underwater graveyards are in depths of 100 feet or less, making exploration more accessible to your everyday diver. But perhaps the lake’s most intact shipwreck, the John V. Moran, rests nearly 400...

MSP: Motorcyclist ejected after hitting car, fatally struck by other cars on I-94

DETROIT, Mich. (FOX 2) - A motorcyclist was killed overnight on Sunday after he was ejected from his bike on the freeway and hit by other cars. Michigan State Police said the motorcyclist was driving westbound on I-94 at 2:15 a.m. Investigators said he was traveling near I-96 when he struck the back left side of a car and was ejected from his motorcycle.