Pine River man, his 2 dogs, die in crash
PINE RIVER — A 47-year-old Pine River man died early Saturday morning after the vehicle he was driving left Highway 371 and hit a tree south of Pine River in Cass County, the State Patrol reported.
Douglas G. Gutz, 47, Pine River, was dead at the scene. His two dogs with him in the vehicle also died.
Gutz was northbound on Highway 371 about two miles south of Pine River when his vehicle went off the road and struck a tree at 7:38 a.m. Saturday. Gutz was wearing his seatbelt and the airbag also deployed.