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Published: Tuesday, 11/18/2003

Manitou Beach driver dies after hitting trees

MANITOU BEACH, Mich. — A local man was killed early yesterday after he lost control of his pickup west of here, Lenawee County sheriff's deputies said.

Martin Whipple, 47, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. Whipple was traveling westbound at 7:15 a.m. on Manitou Road, just west of Sorby Highway, when his vehicle left the roadway, entered a ditch, and struck some trees. The crash remains under investigation.

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