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Driver charged for deadly crash more than 2 years after Sault Ste. Marie woman’s death

UPDATE 9/29/23 6:30 p.m.

More than two years after 20-year-old Katie Robinson was killed in a car crash, the man accused of rear-ending her with his truck has been charged.

Tanner Dunbar Harrison was charged in Sault Ste. Marie with second degree murder on Friday.


Police say they were pursuing Harrision as he was driving recklessly from Pickford to the Soo on June 17, 2021. They say he hit Robinson’s VW Beetle on the shoulder of M-129. Harrison was critically injured, and Robinson died at the scene.

Harrison received the murder charged, as well as habitual offender - 4th offense due to three prior felonies. He was denied bond.

His next court date is Oct. 12.

6/17/21 11:45 p.m.


One driver is dead and another is in critical condition after a crash in Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday night.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office says several vehicles were involved in the crash on M-129 around 8:30 p.m.

M-129 was closed for several hours, and they have interviewed several witnesses. The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating.

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