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      Update: Sawyer man dies in crash on M-553

      UPDATE: Friday, December 30, 2011, 9 a.m.

      According to the Marquette County Sheriff's Department, the driver of a car involved in the fatal collision on M-553 was 26-year-old Ali Stark of Sawyer.

      Stark was in his vehicle with his infant daughter, River Stark. The Sheriff's Department is not releasing the infant's condition as per request of the family.


      A 26-year-old Gwinn man died after the vehicle he was driving collided with a waste management truck on M-553 on Thursday, according to the Marquette County Sheriff's Department.

      The man and his six-month-old daughter were the only occupants of the Chevy Malibu.

      The driver of the Malibu was pronounced dead at the scene. His daughter was removed by witnesses from a child safety seat located in the back of the vehicle. She was taken to Marquette General Hospital where she is in stable condition.

      Authorities say road conditions were wet and slushy at the time of the crash. Witnesses stated that the Malibu started to slide, then spin and collided with the waste management truck.

      The driver of the truck, a 56-year-old Ishpeming man, suffered no injuries.

      M-553 was closed for approximately five hours after the crash. This incident remains under investigation.