Mecosta County Woman Dies In Car Accident

A woman thrown from her car died late Wednesday night in Mecosta County.

Police were called to Newcosta Road, just north of 20 Mile Road in Green Township, around 10:30. 

After investigating, they determined Norma Welling lost control of her car on the gravel road.

She hit a mailbox and tree before rolling her car. She was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Deputies say Welling was not wearing a seat belt and believe alcohol played a role.

Her passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.