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A fatal crash in Mecosta County as one driver falls asleep at the wheel.


The Sheriff's Office says one person was killed in the two vehicle crash in Mecosta Township.


An investigation revealed, a Ford F-150 was traveling Southbound on Northland Drive when the driver veered off the road and struck a White Buick Enclave which was stopped at the stop sign waiting to turn North onto Northland Drive from 11 Mile Rd.


The F-150 driver, a 35-year old Morley man, apparently fell asleep at the wheel and woke up at the time of the crash.


He was not injured, but a passenger in the other car, 54-year-old Jeffrey Hayes of Big Rapids, was killed. The 54-year-old female driver also of Big Rapids was taken to the hospital.

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