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Elderly driver killed in Ionia County crash

8:37 PM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
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NORTH PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - An Ionia County woman has died after her vehicle struck a tree Monday morning.

The crash happened around 8:45 a.m. on Hayes Road, south of Hogan Road, about halfway between Ionia and Carson City.

Ionia County Sheriff's Deputies say May Marek, 85, of Crystal, was driving southbound on Hayes Road when she veered off the road and hit a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A front seat passenger, Betty Miller, 63, of Ionia was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Ionia. Both Marek and Miller were wearing seatbelts.

It's unclear if weather conditions played a role in the accident. Investigators say alcohol was not a factor.

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