Traffic crashes claim 2 Michigan lives
Frenchtown Township — Authorities say separate traffic crashes have claimed the lives of two Michigan residents.
In southeastern Michigan, Monroe County sheriff’s officials say 56-year-old Robert Chandler was crossing a road in Frenchtown Township Wednesday evening when he was struck by a car. He was taken to nearby hospital where he died.
In western Michigan, Montcalm County sheriff’s officials say a 68-year-old woman driving in Reynolds Township the same was struck by another vehicle the same evening when she failed to obey a stop sign. She died at a local hospital, and the driver and passenger of the other car also were injured.
Michigan State Police say there were 12 traffic deaths last year around the Thanksgiving holiday, which runs from Wednesday through Sunday. The department has boosted patrols statewide.