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1 person dead after 3 vehicle crash

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A three vehicle crash leaves one person dead.

It happened Monday, July 13, at around 5:23 p.m. on S. Shepherd Road at E. Broomfield Road in Isabella County’s Chippewa Township.

The Sheriff’s Department reports that Gene Hetzman, 89, from Mt. Pleasant, was driving on E. Broomfield when he stopped at a stop sign. He then drove into the intersection and was hit on the passenger side by Tyler Wheeler, 19, from Mt. Pleasant.

Gene Hetzman’s wife, Mary Ellen Hetzman, 90, was the front seat passenger and was pronounced dead at the scene.

When the two vehicles collided, a third was also hit. Sarah Martinez, 37, from Mt. Pleasant, was stopped at the stop sign and was hit by Gene Hetzman’s vehicle.

Gene Hetzman and Sarah Martinez were taken to the hospital, but are expected to recover.

The other driver was not hurt.

The accident is still under investigation.

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