Military: Wisconsin fighter pilot died in Michigan crash
STEUBEN, Mich. – A Wisconsin-based fighter pilot died after a plane crashed in a national forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during a training mission, military officials said Thursday. The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing announced the pilot’s death Thursday, but said the pilot’s identity will not be released until 24 hours after family members are notified. The plane was assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison. The 115th Fighter Wing participated in a coordinated search effort with local emergency responders, the U.S. Coast Guard and other government agencies. The 115th Fighter Wing plans to provide more details on Friday.
Wisconsin-based F-16 crashes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during training
MANISTIQUE, Mich. – A Wisconsin-based fighter jet crashed in a national forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula while on a training mission and searchers were looking Wednesday for the pilot, who was the only person aboard, authorities said. The F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison crashed about 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs said in a statement. It was initially secured by local emergency responders, but military personnel and safety and security personnel from the 115th Fighter Wing have now responded, the department said. The sheriff’s office has blocked off local roads in the crash area, where he and his deputies did not see any fire or flames in the crash area overnight. An F-16 launched from Truax Field in 2011 plunged into a vacant house in Adams County, Wisconsin.
Michigan's 20 most dangerous intersections in 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A Southfield intersection topped the list of most dangerous intersections in Michigan last year. VIEW: Most dangerous intersections in 2017Michigan Auto Law compiled data from Michigan State Police crash data to determine the most dangerous intersections based on the number of car crashes last year. Below is the list of the 20 most dangerous intersections, as well as the number of crashes that occurred at the intersections. Telegraph Road at 12 Mile Road in SouthfieldCrashes: 145, Crashes w/ injuries: 242. Orchard Lake Road at 14 Mile Road in Farmington Hills/West BloomfieldCrashes: 144, Crashes w/ injuries: 203.