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MSP investigating deadly crash in Tuscola County

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Michigan State Police Caro Post Troopers were called to M-24 and Snover Road in Fremont Township for a two-vehicle head-on collision. (File WEYI/WSMH)

TUSCOLA COUNTY, Mich. -- Michigan State Police Caro Post Troopers were called to M-24 and Snover Road in Fremont Township for a two-vehicle head-on collision.

Troopers say one person died at the scene. Troopers say a preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling southbound on M-24 crossed the center line and struck a northbound vehicle in the north bound lane.

Troopers say the southbound car struck a truck pulling a trailer driven by a 40-year-old Gaylord resident.

According to MSP, the deceased driver of the southbound vehicle is identified as 80-year-old Harold Charles Atkinson of Mayville.

His passenger and wife, Susan Atkinson was freed from the vehicle and taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The crash is still under investigation. According to MSP, seatbelts were used during the crash and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.