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      Lake Ann man killed in crash on US-31

      A Lake Ann man is dead after crash on US-31 Thursday afternoon.

      A Lake Ann man is dead after crash on US-31 Thursday afternoon.

      According to the Benzie County Sheriff, the crash happened on US-31 west of Reynolds Road shortly after noon on Thursday.

      Authorities say Daniel Beechraft, 41, and his female passenger were driving west on US-31 behind a county road commission truck.

      The Sheriff reports the van driven by Beechraft crossed the centerline into the path of a semi-truck.

      Both Beechraft and his passenger were taken to Munson Medical Center. Despite medical treatment, Beechraft was pronounced dead that afternoon.

      Traffic along US-31 was backed up as the road was closed for approximately three hours. Heavy winds and blowing snow caused white-out conditions along many northern Michigan roads Thursday.