Tpr. Charles T. Wood was killed while driving motorcycle #12 north on M-29 from the St. Clair Post. He was attempting to make a carburetor adjustment on the engine when the cycle went out of control. The motorcycle left the roadway, struck an iron fence, skidded along the shoulder of the roadway, and struck a concrete culvert at a private driveway. Trooper Wood sustained fatal injuries in the crash.
The coroner was called to the scene and he pronounced the death of Trooper Wood "accidental."
Trooper Wood was the 13th MSP officer to die in the line of duty.