December 17, 2018

Man's death updated from hit-and-run to motor vehicle accident during investigation


SIMS TWP. — Police were called to Foster Road in Sims Township shortly after 4 a.m. April 9 and upon arrival discovered a deceased male in the roadway.

The cause of death for the individual, 23-year-old Nickolas Newman of Midland, was originally believed to be a hit-and-run. However, during the investigation, Arenac County Undersheriff Don McIntyre said the cause of death was updated to a motor vehicle accident.

An autopsy was performed Sunday morning, McIntyre said. The Au Gres-Sims-Whitney Fire Authority assisted at the scene.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can contact the sheriff’s depatment at 989-846-3002.


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