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Published: Saturday, 12/20/2003

Crash on icy road kills Manitou Beach resident

MANITOU BEACH, Mich. — A Lenawee County man was killed yesterday when he lost control of his vehicle on an icy road and collided with another vehicle.

Victor Baumann, 76, of Manitou Beach, was pronounced dead at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian after the 7:55 a.m. crash.

According to the Lenawee County sheriff's department, Mr. Baumann was eastbound on Rome Road in Rome Township when his vehicle slid into the path of a westbound pickup driven by Charles A. Reed, 60, of Manitou Beach. The Baumann vehicle was struck broadside by Mr. Reed's pickup.

Mr. Reed was unhurt. Mr. Baumann's wife, Marcella Baumann, 74, a passenger in his vehicle, was treated at Bixby Medical Center. No citations were issued.

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