Afton Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash

Dscf8311An Afton man died over the weekend in a single-vehicle crash in Cheboygan County.

The Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Office says James Soules Jr., 41, was the lone occupant of a vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Old Onaway Road. The sheriff’s office says the road curved near Eddy Road and that Soules went through the curve and his vehicle went airborne before hitting a pine tree on the driver’s side.

A passerby found the crash around 7 a.m. Sunday. Soules was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash which remains under investigation.