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Fatal Branch Twp Accident

A boy loses his life in a single vehicle crash in Branch Township. 

The 11-year-old boy and his 16-year-old sister were driving west on US-10 near Maple Road before 8 this morning, on their way to school, when the girl lost control of the car on a slippery road and hit a tree. The boy is said to have been killed immediately. His sister was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital via Aeromed. Her condition is unknown. Mason County Eastern will be providing grief counseling for students today. The accident remains under investigation and more information will be released later today. US-10 east of Walhalla is closed. Be sure to drive with extreme caution as the roads, east  of Custer, are very slippery.

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