M-72 in Kalkaska, Crawford Counties Back Open After Deadly Crash

Part of M-72 is back open after a deadly accident.

The road was closed between West Bear Lake Road in Kalkaska County and Manistee River Road in Crawford County.

The sheriff says the two car crash happened around 1 p.m. Monday.

He says a 71-year-old woman from Grand Traverse County crossed the center line and hit an on-coming car.

The sheriff says the woman was killed.

The other driver was injured, but he is in stable condition.

 “The traffic crash is still under investigation, the action reconstruction team has been on it, the road just opened. We believe that weather and speed could be a factor,” says Kalkaska County Sheriff Abe Devol.

The sheriff is reminding everyone to slow down and allow for extra travel time now that snow is on the ground.