Suttons Bay Woman Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash

A Suttons Bay woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Suttons Bay Township Saturday morning.

Deputies from the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office and fire and rescue personnel from Suttons Bay responded to a single-vehicle crash on Jacobsen Road north of McKeese Road around 8:24 a.m. Saturday.

According to the sheriff’s office, the vehicle, driven by a 56-year-old Suttons Bay woman, was traveling northbound on Jacobsen Road when it exited the roadway to the left struck an embankment and went airborne. Upon landing, the vehicle then struck a bulldozer that had been parked at that location for quite some time. The collision with the bulldozer caused extensive damage to the passenger compartment and vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation, but the sheriff’s office says speed or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision.