Fatal traffic crash in Luce County

NEWBERRY — Troopers from the Michigan State Police post in Sault Ste. Marie are investigating a traffic crash in Luce County Thursday that took the life of a Newberry resident.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nancy Whalen, 75, of Newberry, entered the intersection of M-28 and Luce County Road 403 in front of a Charter Spectrum truck traveling westbound on M-28, causing the crash.

Whalen was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was treated and released for minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

MSP troopers were assisted by Luce County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Luce County Fire/EMS and the Michigan Department of Transportation.


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