Apartment Fire in Ludington

An apartment fire is put out quickly in Ludington. The fire started yesterday afternoon on East Court Street, due to a cigarette burning in a plastic container, according to the Ludington Fire Department. Fortunately, the fire caused minimal damage to the upstairs apartment and no one was injured.  

Fatal Car Crash Claims Local Couple

Two teens are dead following a car crash in Pere Marquette Township. The accident happened yesterday around noon on Pere Marquette Highway. 19-year-old Casey Jean O'Brien, of Branch, attempted a u-turn, near the ramp, and in the process was hit by a semi-truck. O'Brien died instantly. Her passenger, 18-year-old Nicholas Allen Smith, of Baldwin, was taken to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital where he later passed away due to injuries sustained in the crash. His younger sister, 10-year-old MacKenzie Smith, was in the backseat, and is currently in critical condition at DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids. The two teens leave behind a 5-month-old daughter. Through investigation, it is believed the three were on their way to Michigan's Adventure and were attempting to find the southbound US-31 on-ramp, which they had passed, and were attempting a u-turn to return to it. The driver of the semi-truck, a 28-year-old Ludington man was uninjured in the crash.



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