Fatal Alger County Crash

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post and the Munising Detachment are investigating a traffic crash that killed a Munising woman Saturday night.

It happened at about 7 pm on ET Road in Alger County, south of Eben.

Police say 59-year-old Jill Siltala was driving south in a Mazda Tribute when the vehicle left the right side of the roadway.

The driver’s side of her vehicle slammed into a utility pole, breaking the pole.

The vehicle then rolled over before coming to rest right-side-up.

Siltala died at the scene, and rescuers needed the Jaws of Life to remove her body.

She did not have any passengers.

Police say alcohol use appears to have been a factor in the crash.

Rock River Township Fire and EMS, Alger County EMS and UPPCO helped out at the scene.