Fatal Traffic Crash

On Sunday 05-20-2012 at 2:12 PM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Hunt Road west of Lake Nepessing Road in Lapeer (Elba Township) for an injury traffic crash.

ANITA KUNZ age 70 from Lapeer was the driver and lone occupant of her Buick Roadmaster. KUNZ departed her residence and traveled east on Hunt Road. Within a few tenths of a mile from her residence, KUNZ crossed over the center line and departed the north side of the roadway striking a mailbox before entering a shallow ditch. KUNZ’S vehicle came to rest within the ditch.

KUNZ was unresponsive at the scene and life saving effort was initiated. KUNZ was transported to McLaren- Lapeer Region where her death was pronounced within the emergency department.

Preliminary investigation supports that neither drugs nor alcohol are factors. Excessive speed (posted speed limit of 25 MPH) is not a factor. Lapeer County Medical Examiner Dr. Charles Franckowiak is investigating to determine if KUNZ was experiencing medical distress and this condition resulted in her death.

Hunt Road traffic was restricted for approximately 1 3⁄4 hours for rescue and investigative purposes. Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by the City of Lapeer Police Department and Lapeer County EMS Ambulance Service. The crash remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.