Custer man charged in 2016 death of Rosemarie Ohse.

July 6, 2017

Custer man charged in 2016 death of Rosemarie Ohse.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — A Custer Township man, who allegedly caused a 2016 crash on US 10-31 which killed a Custer Township woman, has been charged with a moving violation causing death, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year and/or a fine of not more than $2,000.

Shane Martin McDowell, 41, of 410 N. Custer Road, was arraigned recently in Mason County’s 79th District Court. On July 28, 2016, McDowell drove a 2005 Cadillac Escalade pickup truck westbound on US 10-31 and collided with a Chrysler minivan that was driven southbound on Brye Road by Rosemarie Ohse, 79, in the intersection of the two roads. As a result of the collision, a northbound 2005 Chrysler minivan, driven by Sharon Covarrubias, 41, of Mears, was struck as well, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

Ohse was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and was then transported by AeroMed helicopter to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She died, as a result of her injuries, on July 30, 2016. 

Covarrubias was also transported by ambulance to the Ludington hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. McDowell was uninjured in the crash.

McDowell has been scheduled for a pre-trial in district court on July 31 at 11:30 a.m. Bail of $3,500 was set and he was released on personal recognizance.

Mason County Press has requested, under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, the detailed police report from Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

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