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Leftover Michigan turkey hunting licenses available

LANSING, Mich. (AP)- How's this for Thanksgiving leftovers in the making? State wildlife officials say more than 30,000 leftover fall turkey hunting licenses are available and are going on sale.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment said the licenses go on sale online and at all license vendors at 10 a.m. Aug. 30. The bulk of them are in southern Michigan.

Most available licenses are for private land, but there are some general licenses. A hunter may buy one daily until the quota is reached.

Fall turkey season opens Sept. 15 and runs through Nov. 14.

Grand Rapids man identified in crash near Whitehall

WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) - The second driver involved in a fatal wrong-way crash on US-31 on August 11th has been positively identified.

Forensic scientists at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing determined that Erik James Flood, 26, of Grand Rapids died while driving on US-31 northbound when his car was hit by Mindy Elizabeth Young-Ostling, 29, driving southbound on the wrong side of the highway.  Young-Ostling was also killed.

Flood was not able to be positively identified until scientists used DNA from a relative. 

Investigators say that Flood's headlights were off at the time of the crash, which took place in the early morning hours near Whitehall.  Toxicology reports on both Young-Ostling and Flood are still pending.

Because both drivers were killed in the crash, criminal charges are unlikely.