‘Extremely slippery roads’ believed to be factor in fatal northern Michigan crash

A Nov. 30, 2022 crash hospitalized one man and killed another in Alpena County.
A Nov. 30, 2022 crash hospitalized one man and killed another in Alpena County.(WILX)
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 8:04 PM EST
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ALPENA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - The Michigan State Police is urging Michiganders to drive carefully as temperatures drop and road conditions change.

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The request comes after Wednesday’s fatal crash in Alpena township that police believe was caused by “extremely slippery roads.”

According to authorities, the crash happened just after 6 p.m. when a 1997 Chevrolet S-10 left French Road and struck two trees.

Police said Andre Benton Edgekoski, a 54-year-old from Lachine, was rushed to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The driver, a 57-year-old man from Alpena, remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Police believe the vehicle was going the posted speed limit, but the driver lost control due to “extremely slippery roads,”

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