John Kuhn, Brandon McLeod, both of Novi, die in Charlevoix County car crash

Two downstate men identified as car crash victims


On Monday Sept. 7, 2015 at approximately 12:21 a.m., the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle fatal traffic accident which occurred on Norwood Road almost a mile West of US 31 in Norwood Township.

The 1998 Dodge Pickup truck driven by John Kuhn, age 29 from Novi, left the roadway on a left hand curve and struck a tree on the driver’s side.

Brandon McLeod, age 27 of Novi, was the passenger in the vehicle.

Both males were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at scene by the Antrim County Sheriff’s Office, the Charlevoix Ambulance and Paramedics, the Charlevoix Township Fire Department, and the Banks Township Fire Department.

While speed is believed to be a factor in the accident, it still remains under investigation.

No further information is available at this time.