Police say excessive speed and not wearing a seat belt contributed to the death of an Iron Mountain man in a one vehicle accident. Troopers from the Iron Mountain post of the Michigan State Police say 51-year-old Gene Lafave of Iron Mountain was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday.
His vehicle crashed on County Road 426 near the Village of Ralph in West Branch Township. Police say Lafave was eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve. His vehicle left the roadway, rolled over and landed on its roof.