State Police urge caution to Michigan's Largest Garage Sale visitors
COLDWATER, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) —
Michigan's Longest Garage Sale was back on U.S. 12 again this weekend, bringing large crowds to the highway along the southern part of Michigan.
Due to the large crowds, Michigan State Police are urging everyone to be careful along the 180-mile stretch of highway from New Buffalo to Detroit This comes after a West Michigan woman was killed while shopping along the route.
Investigators said 78-year-old Carole Martin was on U.S. 12 near Bell Road outside of Niles. She was trying to cross the highway when she was struck by a car.
MSP said U.S. 12 is always a busy road, but it becomes even more crowded with the garage sales.
"It's always important to always just maintain awareness of where you're at," said Jordon Flotkoetter of the Michigan State Police. "US 12 is a very busy road and in order to leave the side road safely you just need to make sure that no one is crossing."
This is the second year someone has been killed during Michigan's Longest Garage Sale. Last year, a bicyclist was hit on U.S. 12 near Edwardsburg in Cass County.