10/09/2003

Mich. Deputy Killed in Fiery Highway Crash

Officer Down: Kevin Sherwood - [Harrison, Michigan]

Police have cleared the wreckage left behind from a fiery car crash involving a sheriff's deputy.

The deputy responded to a report of a car driving the wrong way on a highway when he was hit head-on. The crash happened on US 127, North of Hatton Road between Clare and Harrison around 1 a.m. today.

The Clare County Sheriff says Deputy Kevin Sherwood died at the scene. The other driver, 65-year-old Gary Nettleton, of Houghton Lake also died.

Sherwood was a nine-year veteran of the sheriff's department.

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