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Dense fog a factor in deadly Saginaw County accident

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(11/21/12) - All week, some area schools have been delayed or closed because of the fog.

With similar conditions possible Thursday, emergency responders are asking everyone to slow down.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene of a crash between a pick-up truck and a car, Wednesday morning. In the pick-up truck, a 36 year old woman, who died, and her two children, ages 12 and 15.

Any accident scene can be difficult for emergency responders, but this one was especially tough for Spaulding Township's assistant fire chief, Ted Cochran.

"They live next to us, just around the corner from us, for quite a few years. I know the whole family," he said.

The two children and the driver of the other car were taken to area hospitals. Investigators says the driver of the pick-up stopped at the stop sign, then pulled out and hit the car.

"She just couldn't see, you couldn't see," Cochran said.

Cochran says that before the road was closed, emergency responders had to watch for cars driving by in the dense fog.

"They are just extremely too fast for the conditions we had this morning," Cochran said.

Fred DeGroat lives near the corner. His wife was getting ready to leave their house when they heard the crash.

"My wife is running late, if she had been on time, it stops and makes you think," he said.

As the mild weather continues, fog could be around for the next few mornings.

"The last few days have been real foggy. People have to pay attention, and use caution," Cochran said.

Police confirm the woman who died in the crash was 36-year-old Wendy Juillett of Spaulding Township.

Her two children have been flown to the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor, where they are in stable condition.

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