Victim identified in fatal Manistique traffic accident


MANISTIQUE — Michigan State Police Troopers from the St. Ignace Post responded Saturday afternoon to a fatal one vehicle personal injury accident involving a pedestrian on US-2 near Walters Road, just east of Manistique in Manistique Township.

The victim was a 51-year-old female, Manistique resident Leigh Peterson who was struck in traffic by a 49-year-old male from Cornell, MI. Peterson was pronouced dead at the scene.

The Michigan State Police were assisted at the scene by Manistique Public Safety, the Michigan DNR, the Sault Tribe PD, MDOT, Manistique DPW and off duty Schoolcraft County Deputies. The investigation is ongoing.

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