Empire Woman Dies In US-31 Accident Near Franke Road

Posted by Beth Milligan | April 13, 2021

A 73-year-old Empire woman died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in a car accident on US-31 near Franke Road on Monday.

The woman was a passenger in a Buick southbound enclave driven by a 77-year-old Empire man who turned left into a business driveway on US-31 at 12:20 p.m. A 20-year-old man from Traverse City driving north in a Dodge Charger hit the vehicle while turning. All three occupants of the two vehicles were taken to Munson Medical Center, the older occupants with serious injuries and the young male driver with minor injuries.

The 73-year-old Empire woman died in hospital on Tuesday from her injuries. Your name will be withheld pending notification to family members. The accident is still being investigated, according to the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office.


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