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The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal traffic crash

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Date and Time:  Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 5:49 a.m.

Location:  The accident occurred at the intersection of E. River Rd. and S. Shepherd Rd., Chippewa Township, Isabella County, Michigan

Vehicles Involved:

  1. 2006 Ford 500 driven by Mitchell Jacque, 86 years old from Mt. Pleasant, MI
  2. 2005 Ford F-350 pickup driven by Justin Wheeler, 27 years old from Mt. Pleasant, MI

Deceased: Mitchell Jacque, 86 years old.

Passengers: Neither vehicle had passengers.

Information: The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-car traffic crash that occurred 5:49 a.m. this morning at the intersection of S. Shepherd Rd. and E. River Rd.  A 2006 Ford 500 driven by Mitchell Jacque was traveling south on Shepherd Rd. when it stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection and was struck broadside by a 2005 Ford F-350 driven by Justin Wheeler.  Mr. Wheeler was traveling west on River Rd. at the time of the crash.

There was a heavy rain coming down at the time of the crash.

Was Alcohol A Factor In The Accident:  At this time, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the traffic crash.

Assisted By:  The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Tribal Police, Tribal Fire Department, Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Department, Mobile Medical Response (MMR) and Central Dispatch.

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