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Fatal Traffic Crash - July 24, 2014 at 3:55 p.m.

A 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Adam Emory Hardenburgh was traveling west on Baseline Rd. when a 2013 Ford F-150 pickup driven by James Harry Chaney failed to yield at a stop sign and was hit by Mr. Hardenburgh.  Mr. Chaney had been traveling south on Lincoln Rd.  

Mr. Chaney was not wearing a seat belt.  He was transported to McLaren-Central Michigan, where he was pronounced dead.

Mr. Hardenburgh sought his own medical attention for minor injuries.  

Robert Powell, 52 years old from Mt. Pleasant was a passenger in Mr. Chaney’s pickup.  He was taken by MMR to McLaren-Central Michigan for what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.

Date and Time: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:55 p.m.

Location: The crash occurred on Baseline Rd. at /Lincoln Rd, Isabella Twp., Isabella County

Vehicles Involved:

  1. 2013 Ford F-150 pickup driven by James Harry Chaney, 73 years old from Mt. Pleasant, MI

  2. 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Adam Emory Hardenburgh, 24 years old from Weidman, MI

Deceased: James Harry Chaney

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident. Mr. Chaney was not wearing restraints.

Assisted By: The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by Mobile Medical Response (MMR), Mt. Pleasant Fire Department and Michigan State Police.

The accident remains under investigation by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department.

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