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Published: Wednesday, 10/24/2001

Petersburg woman killed in 2-car crash

TECUMSEH - A Petersburg woman was killed Monday in a two-car accident at Billmeyer Highway and Macon Road in Tecumseh Township, Michigan State Police said.

Dara Starnes, 27, who was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, John, was pronounced dead at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, where she was transferred from Herrick Memorial Hospital in Tecumseh.

Troopers said Mr. Starnes was northbound at 3:45 p.m. on Billmeyer Highway when he pulled into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Diane Harbarcuk of Tecumseh.

Witnesses told troopers Ms. Starnes was thrown from the car.

Mr. Starnes and the couple's daughter, Renee, 2, were not injured.

Mr. Harbarcuk was treated at Herrick for injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

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