Woman killed after vehicle hits combine in Iosco County | Michigan Farm News

Woman killed after vehicle hits combine in Iosco County

Category: People

by Carrie Laine, Jonathan Jackson, WNEM, TV-5

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Michigan State Police said the preliminary investigation reveals that the victim may have been texting while driving. Troopers said there were no signs of braking, and seat belts were not used. (Photo – Michigan State Police).

A deadly crash in Mid-Michigan is renewing warnings about distracted driving. A local woman was killed when her vehicle slammed into the back of a combine, which is a massive farming machine.

It happened on Oct. 17 at 7:29 p.m. on M-55 in Iosco County’s Tawas Township. Michigan State Police said 30-year-old Allison Mitchell from National City hit the back of the farm equipment about an eighth of a mile west of Lorenz Road.

The driver of the combine told investigators he saw in his mirror a Chrysler Pacifica rapidly approaching him, and then hit the back of the combine. (Read more…)