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Woman who lost control, went in river dies

Emergency crews arrived on scene to find Gulch's car almost fully submerged. Gulch was later removed from her vehicle after it brought ashore.Photo courtesy: Lake County Sheriff's Office.

LAKE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Lake County Sheriff's Office says the woman who lost control of her vehicle and went into the Pere Marquette River has died.

The victim is 76-year-old Kathleen Gulch.

The accident happened just before 12:30 Thursday afternoon just south off of 56th Street by 52nd Street in Lake Township.

Emergency crews arrived on scene to find Gulch's car almost fully submerged. Gulch was later removed from her vehicle after it was brought to shore.

Gulch was transported to Spectrum Health Hospital in Ludington and was later pronounced dead.

Deputies say the icy road conditions appear to be a factor in the crash.

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