Ray Township Clerk Killed in 27 Mile Road Combine Accident
The Ray Township clerk, Kenneth Artman, 58, was struck by an International farm combine Sunday when the front of the combine was hit by another vehicle.
A 58-year-old Ray Township man died from injuries sustained in an accident Sunday at approximately 9:23 p.m. on 27 Mile Road, east of Hayes in Ray Township.
The driver of a 2002 Dodge PT Cruiser was traveling eastbound on 27 Mile Road when the vehicle struck the front of a farm combine that was stopped on 27 Mile Road, according to the Macomb County Sheriff.
Kenneth Artman, 58, who served as the elected clerk of Ray Township, was standing next to the combine when the collision occurred and was struck by the combine on impact, according to the sheriff.
Artman was transported to Henry Ford Hospital in Clinton Township where he
died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said his department is continuing to investigate the accident, but alcohol does not appear to have been a factor.
The driver of the PT Cruiser was a 64-year-old woman from Armada Township. She was transported to Mount Clemens Regional Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.