Local woman dies in rollover accident

A 34-year-old Alpena woman died Thursday morning as the result of a traffic accident on Werth Road.

Just before 7 a.m. law enforcement was dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash on Werth Road near Spruce Road. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Alpena Post and deputies with the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

The initial investigation found that the westbound vehicle had crossed the center line, left the roadway and overturned, coming to rest partially submerged in water. The woman was still in the vehicle and unresponsive. She was extricated from the vehicle and transported to MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena where she died as a result of injuries in the crash.

Alpena County Central Dispatch, Alpena Township Fire Department-South and Alpena County Ambulance also assisted.

The woman’s name is being withheld pending notification next of kin.