Alpena County Woman Killed in UTV Rollover Accident

ALPENA, MI – On Monday August 19th, 2019 a 27-year-old Alpena County woman was killed in a UTV rollover accident at about 12:15AM.Haley Renae Daoust

The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a personal injury crash in the 3500 block of Lay Road. Upon arrival deputies discovered the woman dead at the scene of the accident.

The victim is identified as Haley Renae Daoust.

Alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene of the accident was the Michigan State Police – Alpena Post, Alpena Township Fire Department and the Alpena City/County Ambulance.

Obituary for Haley Renae Daoust

Haley entered this world on October 4, 1991. A vibrant, strong willed and compassionate beauty with and unending faith in God and love for all animals. Her passion for, amazing ability to work with and her graceful execution of each dance shared with her equine soulmates was without a doubt a gift, just as she was to all of us.

While chasing her dream to ride, Haley’s love for learning extended beyond her equine studies including Alpena Community College (pre-dental), Davenport Business program and most recently the Douglas J Aveda Institute- Esthiology program. Having graduated in May, she accepted a position with Advanced Dermatology in Southfield Michigan in June. Realizing she had found what she loved most, she planned to return to school and complete her nursing degree. Her goal was to become a nurse practitioner and a future career in dermatology.

Haley is survived by her mother Erin (Dr. James) Vedder, father Glen (Carolyn) Daoust, beloved sister Ashley (big brother Joe) Hutek, step-brother Jason (Heather) Vedder, grandfather Duane (Marty) Dickey, aunts, uncles, and cousins whom she adored dearly. Haley also leaves behind her dogs, Alex & Stanley, her dancing partners, Invisibella & Chili.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Maureen Dickey, paternal grandparents Glen & Jeannette Daoust.

This beautiful, fun loving soul will be sadly missed by many across the country. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place on October 4, 2019-the gateway to her “dash” beginning at 4 p.m. at the Aplex in Alpena, for family and close friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Huron Humane Society in Alpena or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Celebration of Life

Friday October 4, 2019
4:00 PM
701 Woodward Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707

Donations may be made to:

Huron Humane Society
3510 Woodward Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-356-4794

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997


Cremation was entrusted to Bannan Funeral Home.

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