Cheboygan Authorities Investigate Fatal Accident
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:32:17 EDT
The Cheboygan County Sheriffs Department is investigating a fatal accident that happened late Thursday evening.
Authorities say just before 10 p.m. 41-year-old William Buchanan of Cheboygan had stopped M-27 near Townline Road in Inverness Township, apparently to retrieve an item that had blown out the window.
He stepped into the path of an oncoming Chevrolet Blazer, driven by 22-year-old Thomas Gee of Caro, and was struck.
Buchanan was pronounced dead at the scene.
M-27 was closed for over four-and-a-half hours while deputies processed the scene. The accident remains under investigation, and authorities do not believe that alcohol or speed was a factor.
The Cheboygan Department of Public Safety, Inverness Fire Department, Cheboygan Life Support Systems and Mid-West Towing all assisted at the scene.