Midland man dies in West Branch crash - WNEM TV 5

Midland man dies in West Branch crash

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WEST BRANCH, MI (WNEM) -

Police say a Midland man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in West Branch.

The Ogemaw County Herald reports the crash involved a red Chevrolet Colorado.

The one vehicle crash happened on M-33 around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, just northeast of West Branch. The man's vehicle apparently went off the road and hit some pine trees.

The man was taken to a West Branch Hospital, where he later died. The Ogemaw County Sheriff's department identified the victim in the crash as 65-year-old James Arthur Mertens.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed to help determine what caused the crash.

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