Alcohol and speed a factor in Flint woman's fatal crash

State police said alcohol and speed were likely factors in a fatal crash in northern Michigan.

Michigan State Police troopers found a white mid-sized SUV badly damaged after slamming into a tree in Otsego Lake Township. Officers from the Gaylord Post responded to the crash around 10:30 p.m. Monday night.

The crash happened off of northbound I-75 near mile marker 270. 

The driver was identified as 29-year-old Ashley Myers, a resident from Flint. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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According to an investigation by state police, the vehicle was traveling northbound when it drove off the left side of the roadway, down into a ditch, and into the median. It then continued in a straight path through several small trees before striking a large pine tree. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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