Man killed in two-vehicle crash in Isabella County

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — A two-vehicle traffic crash in Isabella County has resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man.

About 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, troopers from the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post responded to the crash scene on Shepherd Road at US-127 in Coe Township, located southeast of Mount Pleasant.

The investigation revealed that a 20-year-old St. Louis man had been driving a passenger car north on the Shepherd Road overpass. Witnesses told troopers the driver had been driving erratically and at high speeds.

The driver was found deceased upon trooper’s arrival. The vehicle caught fire due to the crash and was extinguished by responding police. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

The second vehicle involved was a full-size pickup truck driven by a 22-year-old St. Louis man. The truck had been heading south when the collision occurred. The driver sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was airlifted from the scene. There were no other occupants in the truck.

North- and southbound traffic was blocked on Shepherd Road for the duration of the incident. The crash is still under investigation.

Police have not disclosed the deceased man’s name.

Troopers were assisted by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department, Central Michigan University Police Department, the Shepherd Township Fire Department, Flight Care, and MMR EMS.

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