Fog is being blamed on a crash that killed one person and injured three people on M-13 early Wednesday morning.
That roadway was temporarily closed between Curtis and Townline Roads in Spaulding Township but has since reopened.
Saginaw County Sheriff's Deputy Randy Pfau said the accident involved two vehicles and has claimed one life and injured 3 others.
The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. When crews arrived, they determined 41-year-old Cheri Hendershot, of Leslie, Mich. was driving a red car and collided with a pick-up truck driven by 36-year-old Wendy Juillett, of Saginaw. Inside the truck was Juillett and her two children, ages 12 and 13. The impact from the crash flipped the truck over, pinning the mother inside. She died from her injuries.
Juillett's two children were transported to Covenant Hospital and then airlifted to U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor. They are listed in stable condition. Hendershot is also listed in stable condition.
The fog was so thick Wednesday morning it was a struggle to see just a few feet ahead. That's why officials believe the fog was a big factor in this crash.
Spaulding Police Chief Jay Bruns has been with Spaulding police for 27 years.
When he found out who the victim was, he said he was devastated. "It's terrible," said Bruns.
"I know her. I've dealt with her and it hits me really hard. It's one of my residents that I take care of, it's tough."
Bruns says Juillett may have been taking her children to school.
"Why the district where the children attend school didn't go on a delay or something, because the roads were bad, maybe that would have made a difference this morning," said Bruns. "It looks like the only cause for this accident today is going to be weather related."
A family is now dealing with the loss of their wife and mother at what's suppose to be a happy time of year.
"With the holiday season and Thanksgiving tomorrow, it's a horrible tragedy for this family," said Sgt. Kevin Stevens, with the Saginaw County Sheriff's department.
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