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DRUMMOND ISLAND, MI – Chippewa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported fatal traffic accident on Drummond Island early this morning. Deputies responded to Lincoln Road at about 12:09 a.m. just north of Johnson Road.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered that a four wheeler had left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, identified as Tyler Francis Butler, 24, of Sand Lake, was thrown from the vehicle and sustained life ending injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol and speed are believed to have been a factor in the accident. The accident is still under investigation.

A Sheriff’s Office Accident investigator was called to process the scene.