UPDATE AT 4:00 P.M. (WZZM) -- Deputies are identifying the woman killed in a chain reaction accident involving a deer as a Stanwood resident, but say it appears the driver who rear-ended her vehicle was following too closely.
They say Anneke Jacoba Marek, 32, was killed when her car was hit from behind by a car driven by a Walloon Lake man.
According to deputies, Marek was southbound on U.S. 131 south of Post Drive around 9:15 a.m. Monday when a deer ran in front her car. Marek either slowed or stopped on the freeway to avoid the deer.
Another car, driven by Gary James Rende, 70, ran into the back of Marek's car, pushing it off the freeway. Marek was killed in the collision.
Rende was not injured, but his wife, Barbara, 66, suffered multiple non-life-threatening injuries. She was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition Monday afternoon.