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From the Michigan State Police:

At approximately 1pm on 10/23/22, troopers from the Manistique Outpost responded to a vehicle crash on M28 near mile marker 203 in Seney Township.

A Chevrolet pickup was heading eastbound driven by Matthew Morgrette, a 31-year-old male from Colorado, when a Honda passenger car was approaching heading west. The westbound Honda was carrying a kayak on a roof rack. The kayak and rack came loose as the vehicles approached at which time the rack struck the oncoming Chevrolet pickup. The roof rack pierced the windshield and struck the driver causing a fatal injury.

The deceased driver was traveling with his wife. She was not injured in this incident. The kayak struck a third vehicle which was traveling behind the Chevrolet pickup causing minor damage but no injuries. The Honda passenger car was being driven by a 58-year-old male from Wisconsin. He was not injured during this crash.

The crash remains under investigation and will be forwarded to the Schoolcraft County Prosecutor for review once completed. Troopers were assisted by Alger County Sheriffs Dept, Seney First Responders, and Alger County EMS. A portion on M28 was closed during this investigation.