Fatal accident near North Branch claims 17 year old’s life

Authorities in Lapeer County are investigating a deadly crash occurring early yesterday morning. The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department says a 17 year old Columbiaville driver crossed the center line on Burnside Road near North Branch, striking an oncoming vehicle. The Seventeen year old driver was pronounced dead at the scene, with the driver of the oncoming vehicle, a 57 year old Clifford woman, was taken to McLaren Lapeer for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Preliminary investigations indicated road conditions may have been a factor. Anyone with additional information is requested to contact the Lapeer County Sheriff’s office.