One dead after Chippewa County car accident

CHIPPEWA COUNTY — One is dead following a car accident in Chippewa County Thursday.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post responded to a two-vehicle accident on Mackinac Trail near 5 1/2 Mile Road in Soo Township. Investigators say a southbound vehicle, driven by 20 year-old Joseph Henry Bowen of Brimley, crossed over the center line into the path of a northbound pick-up truck, driven by 36 year-old Mark McLeod of Sault Ste. Marie.

Both drivers were transported to War Memorial Hospital. Bowen sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the hospital. McLeod was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. Sault Ste. Marie Fire and EMS were on scene, along with Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Police.