Two Rapid River Women Killed in Car Accident

Police in Delta County continue the investigation into a car accident Wednesday that killed two Rapid River women.

It happened about 4:30 p.m. on US 2 near US 41.

According to a press release from the Gladstone Post of the Michigan State Police, Blanche Johnson was eastbound when she lost control of her vehicle on the slushy highway, crossed the centerline and hit a westbound vehicle driven by Michael Manderfield of Kaukana, Wisconsin.

Johnson and her passenger, Virginia Schmitt, were pronounced dead at the scene. Manderfield was transported to OSF St. Francis Hospital. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

If you witnessed the accident, you are asked to contact the Michigan State Police at the Gladstone Post at (906) 428-4411.