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One dead in crash involving MSP trooper


UPDATE 6:34 P.M: Police identified the deceased driver as 26-year-old David Engel. The trooper involved in the crash was released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries.

DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS)– A Michigan State Police trooper is recovering after a head-on crash that killed one person on Friday night.

The three-car accident happened on Old US-127 (Business-127) and Cutler Road in Dewitt just after 8 p.m. on Friday, according to Lieutenant Darren Green. The MSP Trooper, heading west on Cutler, collided with a semi truck headed north-bound on Old US-127.

The north-bound semi truck then crashed into a vehicle headed in the opposite direction.

The driver of the third car was declared dead at the scene, and the MSP Trooper was hospitalized with minor injuries. The semi truck driver was not injured.

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