Ann Arbor schools employee 1 of 2 killed in Northern Michigan car accident
An employee of the Ann Arbor Public Schools district was involved in a fatal car accident Monday morning in northern Michigan’s Wexford County.
Yolanda Bell, 59, of Pittsfield Township died at the scene of the crash, according to police.
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At 9:54 a.m. Monday, deputies were dispatched to the accident on M-115 near the Wexford County Road Commission building.
Bell was traveling northwest-bound on M-115 when she crossed the centerline and struck an SUV headed southeast-bound, according to a release from the Wexford County Sheriff’s Office.
The SUV then overturned and hit a semi-tractor trailer, which was headed in the same direction in an outside lane.
Bell and the driver of the SUV, 29-year-old Adam Antczak of Monroe, were both pronounced dead on the scene. A 29-year-old female passenger in Antczak’s vehicle was airlifted to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City with serious injuries. She remains in the Intensive Care Unit.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the accident and seat belts were in use by all three people, police said.
The accident remains under investigation.
Bell was an employee of the Ann Arbor Public Schools' Student Intervention and Support Services Department, where she was a transition coordinator.
District spokeswoman Liz Margolis said central administrators are reaching out to Bell’s husband before allowing school employees to speak about Bell.
“She was a very private person, so we are trying to respect that,” Margolis said, adding those who were close with Bell are clearly very upset today by the news of her death and a crisis team has been made available for AAPS staff.
K-12 Education Reporter Danielle Arndt contributed to this story.