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U.P. woman dies in crash

November 28, 2012
By JOHN PEPIN - Journal Staff Writer , The Mining Journal

NEWBERRY - A Newberry woman was killed Monday morning in a two-vehicle accident in Luce County.

Vanessa Hoig, 56, was exiting a private driveway when she pulled out into the path of an oncoming vehicle, according to the Luce County Sheriff's Office. The second vehicle was driven by Harvey Giddens Jr., 36, of Newberry, who police said was unable to avoid the collision.

Hoig was taken to Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry where she was pronounced dead at about 9 a.m., an hour after the accident, police said.

Giddens sought his own treatment for injuries at the hospital and was treated and released.

Responders from the Luce County Ambulance Corps, Newberry Fire Department and Michigan State Police assisted at the scene of the accident, which remains under investigation.



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