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Alcohol and speed blamed for fatal crash in Sturgis


STURGIS (WKZO) -- One man is dead and a second hospitalized after a one car crash that Sturgis Police say involved both speeding and alcohol.

Police arriving at the scene at E. Hatch and Jean Streets in Sturgis found two men in the wreckage of a car.

The driver, 28-year-old Mark Edmisten was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger, 42-year-old Carlos Ortiz was loaded onto a AirCare helicopter with life threatening injuries and flown to Bronson Hospital.

He has since been upgraded to good condition.

Sturgis police say neither man were wearing their seat belts.