Whittemore man killed in one-car crash


TURNER TWP. — A single-vehicle crash in Turner Township has claimed the life of a Whittemore man.

Richard Voss Jr., 33, was transported to St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, after a Ford Super Duty pickup in which he was a passenger overturned.

According to Undersheriff Donald McIntyre of the Arenac County Shreiff’s Department, the crash occurred on East Twining Road at 5:56 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, when the eastbound pickup overturned with two subjects inside and became submerged in a deep ditch.

McIntyre said it is unknown if Voss was driving the truck when the accident occurred.

“We are still investigating further what exactly happened,” he said.

According to McIntyre, the other subject who was in the vehicle has not been arraigned and their name will not be released until an investigation is completed.

He added that the department is looking to question a witness.

“We have one key witness who we are looking to talk to obtain more information,” he said.

McIntyre said alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.



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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | Report this

I am Ricky's aunt and I'm wondering if anyone proofs your articles before they are posted or printed. In the second paragraph, you stated that Richard Voss, Jr. was pronounced dead after the pickup in which he was a passanger overturned. Then, two paragraphs later you state that it is unkonwn if Voss was driving the truck when the accident occurred. How can you say that he is a passenger in one statement then say it is unknown if he was driving in another. Obvioulsy, no one proofed the article or they would have noticed the ridiculously conflicting sentences! Sadly, the same article was posted in the Arenac, Iosco and Ogemaw papers, which only compounded the error.

For the record, the family believes he was the driver. My comment was not posted because the grieving family wanted to lash out, it was posted out of anger for the poorly written article.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Report this

That's a pretty harsh remark for such a small error. Wouldn't simply pointing it out do better than degrading the writer of the story? It is a mistake that probably should have been caught, though it is one that would be easily missed by the writer and by the copy editor, and mistakes do happen. I'm truly sorry for your family's loss, but that is no excuse to belittle people who are working very hard to make a living.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | Report this

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