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Ogemaw County Sheriff Says Drunk Driver Ran Stop Sign Killing Woman

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A Northern Michigan town is in shock tonight after an accused drunk driver claimed the life of a well-respected community member.

A woman who provided so much for Ogemaw County is now dead.

Police say her car was broadsided by a drunk driver.

The Ogemaw County Sheriff says the accident happened on the corner of M-55 and Sage Lake Road in Prescott.

Police say Ian Marshick was drunk and ran a stop sign Wednesday evening, killing Tamra Edgerton who was on her way home from work.

The sheriff says Marshick blew through the stop sign and crashed into Tamra who had just pulled out onto M-55. Her car rolled several times.

Tamra's co-workers at the Commission on Aging say she can never be replaced.

Marshick is charged with one count of driving while drunk causing death and reckless driving causing death and a 4th degree habitual offender, which would increase the penalty from a 15 year felony to a life sentence. His bond was set at $300,000 and a special bond condition that says if Marshick posts bond then he has to give up his Michigan driver's license. Marshick will be back in court February 11th.

Tamra's visitation will be from 11 am until 2 pm Monday February 10, and the funeral will follow at Buresh Bennett Funeral Home, 121 S. Washington Street Hale, Michigan.

9&10's Katie Boomgaard has continuing coverage on the accident and how people are dealing with the loss.

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