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      Elderly couple killed in traffic crash

      An elderly couple was killed in a fatal accident Thursday afternoon in Alger County. The crash occurred on H-58 near the Adams Trail in Burt Township.

      Eighty-three-year-old Robert Pine and 79-year-old Lucy Pine, both of Grand Marais, were driving northbound on H-58 around 2:30 p.m. Their vehicle, driven by Robert Pine, crossed the center line into the path of an oncoming vehicle. That southbound vehicle, a DNR dump truck, was driven by 35-year-old Scott Lakosky of Manistique.

      Both Robert and Lucy Pine died from injuries sustained in the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

      Troopers from the Michigan State Police-Munising Detachment responded to the scene and were assisted by Pictured Rocks Park Rangers, MSP accident investigators and reconstructionist, Munising Township Fire Department and the Alger County Ambulance and Extrication unit.