Deadly Chippewa Co. Crash, Man Killed on 53rd Wedding Anniversary

04 03 20 Chippewa Co. Deadly Crash Vo 11.transfer
Photo courtesy of Jim Lehocky

Troopers from the Sault Ste. Marie Post were dispatched to investigate a fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles on Mackinac Trail in Chippewa County, Dafter Township.  

Preliminary investigation revealed the crash occurred shortly after 1pm when a driver of a passenger car was exiting a private driveway and drove into the path of a pickup truck that was travelling north on Mackinac Trail.  A portion of Mackinac Trail was closed during this investigation.

The driver of the passenger car was identified as Joe Mongene Jr, 84 years old.  Mongene was pronounced deceased at the scene. This day was alsol Mr. Mongene’s 53rd wedding anniversary.

Chippewa County Sheriff Department, Dafter Fire Department, and Kinross EMS responded to the scene and assisted in the investigation.

The crash remains under investigation.

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