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UPDATE: Fatal side-by-side crash in Green Twp.

Submitted by on December 9, 2019 – 12:40 amNo Comment

UPDATE:

Police have released the name of the man killed in a side by side accident Friday, in Alpena County’s Green Township.  The deceased has been identified as 51 year-old William Edmond Lafeldt Jr. of Mount Morris, Michigan.  The full story can be viewed below.

A downstate man with ties to the Alpena area was killed in Green Township Friday night, when a side-by-side tipped over and landed on top of him.

The accident occurred around 8 p.m. on Cousineau Road near Duncan Road.

According to the Michigan State Police, the side-by-side slid into the ditch and the 51 year-old driver from Mount Morris was ejected. The vehicle rolled on top of the victim and his passenger was unable to lift it off and went for help. A nearby neighbor helped free the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger, a 51 year-old man from Lachine, was not injured.

Investigators said alcohol and icy road conditions are believed to have contributed to the crash.