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Storms black out 267,000 in Michigan, cause death

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:25 AM

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department said 19-year-old Samantha Anthony of Lawrence Township died Sunday morning after skidding in front of a semitrailer truck on snowy Interstate 94 in her Kalamazoo-area community.

The storm that hit Friday also triggered deadly tornadoes across the Midwest.

Consumers Energy said about 51,000 of its customers remained without service at 4 p.m. Sunday, down from 147,000. DTE Energy Co. said about 5,000 of 120,000 customers remained powerless at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Traverse City public schools canceled classes today because of power failures.

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