Fatal Weekend Crashes Under Investigation

A one-vehicle crash was fatal for a 40-year-old man from Edenville Township Friday night. The Midland County Sheriff’s office said Donald Essenburg was driving north on N. Lake Sanford Rd. just south of W. Fike Rd. in Edenville Township about 11:36 p.m., when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the road. His car hit some trees and went down an embankment before overturning. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff’s office was investigating.

Another crash early Saturday morning took the life of a man from the Pinconning area. The one-vehicle crash happened about 3:00 a.m. near Seven Mile and Prevo Roads in Pinconning Township. The Bay County Sheriff’s office said 20-year-old Owen Kowalczyk apparently lost control, and was thrown from his Chevrolet Suburban when it rolled over. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash was under investigation.