Gladstone man killed in early morning I-75 crash

A car crash on I-75 just south of Mackinaw City has claimed the life of a Gladstone man.

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased driver as 64-year-old Carl Norman Little, Sr. Police say Little was traveling south on I-75 in Wawatam Township just after 5:30 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle. Investigators believe Little proceeded to veer off the roadway, striking numerous trees, before coming to a stop in the roadside ditch. Upon arrival, emergency personnel pronounced Little dead on scene.

Deputies have already conducted a preliminary investigation, but the incident is still under review.

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Mackinaw City Police and Fire Departments, the Michigan State Police, and the Emmet County Road Commission.