Man Dies in Chain Reaction Crashes in Isabella County

A deer causing a chain reaction crash in Isabella County Monday left one person dead.

Police say a 33-year-old Shepherd man hit a deer in a Ford Focus on US-127 near Broomfield Road in Union Township around 7:00 A.M., then exited the vehicle still parked on the highway. He was then struck by a car driven by a 77-year-old Lansing woman who swerved to avoid hitting the man’s car but hit him instead. The Ford was pushed into the fast lane and was also struck by a pickup driven by a 33-year-old St. Louis man. The Shepherd man was killed at the scene.

During that crash, a second crash occurred when a vehicle struck a sheriff’s patrol vehicle directing traffic. A third crash occurred about a half mile down the road while traffic was backed up when a vehicle failed to slow down and caused a three car crash.

No other injuries were reported during the entire incident though the Lansing woman was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.