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      Fatal single vehicle crash in Emmet County

      A fatal single vehicle crash occurred on I-75 south of Mackinaw City early Monday morning.

      The Emmet County Sheriff's Office reports that 64-year-old Carl Norman Little, Sr. of Gladstone lost control of his vehicle while travelling southbound on I-75 around 5:30 a.m. Officials believe that Little left the roadway and struck several trees before landing in a roadside ditch. Emergency personnel arrived and pronounced Little dead at the scene.

      Authorities closed down Southbound I-75 for approximately four hours, and the accident remains under investigation.

      The Mackinaw City Police and Fire Department, Michigan State Police, and the Emmet County Road Commission assisted on the investigation.