83-year-old Ludington woman dies in U.S. 10-Dennis Road crash - Ludington Daily News: Local

83-year-old Ludington woman dies in U.S. 10-Dennis Road crash

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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:43 am | Updated: 12:02 pm, Thu Oct 17, 2013.

Elna Elaine Krupa, 83, of Ludington died Wednesday at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital after a two-vehicle crash at U.S. 10 and Dennis Road.

Her passenger, her 89-year-old husband John David Krupa, was also injured and was taken to the Ludington hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Mason County Sheriff's Office is investigating, including a reconstruction of the accident that was done along U.S. 10 after the 10:59 a.m. crash.

According to a police report, Krupa pulled out onto U.S. 10 from Dennis, attempting to make a right turn to head west and turned into the the path of a westbound Land Rover driven by Brandon Cohoon, 31, of Scottville.

Cohoon was not injured, according to the sheriff's office. 

Pere Marquette Township and Ludington firefighters and Life EMS all responded to the scene. 

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  • a posted at 10:37 am on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

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    I know this is a uncomfortable and almost taboo topic, but it is a elephant in the room that needs to be addressed. It is the aging driver. Now that the live expectancy for male and females is rising, and is very close to 80 for both males and females, it may be time to put some restrictions on elder driving, much the same as we do for teen drivers, distracted drivers, drugged drivers, drunk drivers ect. There is no question this would be a incredibly uncomfortable conversation, to say nothing of how unpopular the politician would be who would start this conversation, and or sponsor a law addressing this. But the fact remains, aged drivers are a part of our highways we must address, just as we address other driving dangers. This elephant in the room will only get larger as we all live longer.


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