Man, woman from Middleville killed in northern MI crash

Wexford Township double fatal crash
Deputies investigate at the scene of a crash in Wexford Township, MI. WPBN reports two people from Middleville were killed in the crash. (Courtesy: WPBN)

WEXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Deputies say two people from West Michigan were killed in a crash in northern Michigan late Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened around 5:35 p.m. at the intersection of North 9 Road and County Line Road in Wexford Township, northwest of Cadillac.

The Wexford County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Janice Verkerke northbound on 9 Road when she did not stop for a stop sign. Her car was then struck by a westbound vehicle in the intersection.

Janice Verkerke and her passenger, 64-year-old Richard Verkerke, died at the scene. Both were from Middleville.

The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were taken to an area hospital. Their injuries are not life-threatening, deputies said.

The crash remains under investigation.