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Chippewa County Sheriff's Office

1 dead, 1 critically injured after reckless driving in Chippewa County

One person was killed, and another one is going through serious condition following a vehicle crash in Chippewa County, Michigan.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office said it started receiving reports of a truck being driven recklessly northbound on M-129 between Pickford and Sault Ste Marie right before 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Callers said the truck was driving at very high speeds, running off the road, striking into mailboxes, and driving into the oncoming lane, nearly hitting vehicles head-on.

When deputies tried to stop the vehicle, the truck kept operating at high speeds, eventually hitting the back of a small passenger car that had pulled off to the side of the road near M-129 and 20th Street.

Impacted by this reckless driving, a car moved into an electric pole, and the driver, a 20-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie was ejected, who died at the scene.

The truck continued heading northbound, crossing 20th Street, took out a stop sign and electric pole guide wire before striking into three parked cars and hitting a building on Ashmun Street.

The driver of the truck was admitted to War Memorial Hospital. He is going through life-threatening injuries.

Ashmun Street was shut for hours as officials investigated the crash.

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