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Accident claims life of St. Helen woman Dec. 30

A two vehicle crash in Arenac County claimed the life of Christine Ann Romps, 21, of St. Helen, on Dec. 30.

According to a Dec. 30 press release from the Arenac County Sheriff’s office, the crash occurred at 8:10 p.m. on Arenac State Road at the intersection of Sagatoo Road. A Dodge Intrepid, in which Romps was a passenger, failed to stop at the signed intersection causing a collision with a Ford full sized van which was traveling north on State Road. The collision caused both vehicles to overturn.

Romps was pronounced dead on the scene and Flight Care was called in that transported the three other victims to Saginaw Saint Mary’s Hospital.

As of Jan. 2, Arenac County Undersheriff Donald McIntyre reported the other victims remained in serious condition.

The crash is under investigation and alcohol is believed to be a factor, according to the press release.

Miss Romps’ full obituary can be found on page A3.

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