Port Huron CBP officers brave severe weather to aid driver in vehicle fire
PORT HURON, Mich. – Two US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers risked their own safety despite severe winter weather to help a driver whose car was engulfed in flames on M-25 near Lakeport on Tuesday, Feb. 16. While searching the officer found the driver in a nearby vehicle provided by a good samaritan to help escape the cold. Both the driver and good samaritan noted it was difficult to call for emergency assistance because of the lack of cell phone service. “This is another shining example of our officers going to great lengths to provide assistance to those in need”, said Port Huron Area Port Director Michael Fox. “I’m proud of the valiant efforts CBP personnel provide to our community during times like this.”Read more: Headlines from across Michigan
Police: 2 killed, 2 injured in crash on icy bridge in St. Clair County
BURTCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two people were killed and two others were injured Thursday in a crash on an icy bridge in St. Clair County, police said. A 30-year-old Burtchville Township woman was driving a 2004 GMC pickup truck north on M-25 with a 38-year-old Burtchville Township man as a passenger, according to authorities. The Lexington man and the Fort Gratiot Township man were taken to McLaren Port Huron Hospital by Tri-Hospital EMS, police said. Burtchville Township officials are investigating the crash. M-25 was shut down for about 2 1/2 hours after the crash, officials said.