DEVELOPING: Deadly Crash on M-72 Kills Two People

M-72 was closed Friday afternoon after police say two people died in a crash.

It happened Friday afternoon on M-72 at Solon Road on the Grand Traverse County, Leelanau County line.

The sheriff says a man and woman were driving North on Cedar Road when they were hit by a ryder truck.

The pair died.

The driver of the truck is going to be okay, although we can’t confirm their exact condition.

The sheriff says drivers need to pay close attention to the traffic around them, especially this time of the year.

“Probably just didn’t see the truck coming; they came to a stop and continued Northbound so our hearts go out to the individuals who lost their lives. We hope everybody stops for a second and takes a look at situations like this and drives a little more cautiously, especially this time of year,” said Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s news leader for updates on this deadly crash.