Fatal Accident in Grand Traverse County

A car accident yesterday left five people injured and one man dead.

The accident happened around 2:20 yesterday afternoon on US-31 South east of Betsie River Road. The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office says a westbound van operated by a 66 year old Onekama woman and carrying two passengers crossed the center line and struck an eastbound pickup truck operated by a 55 year old Frankfort man, also with two passengers. All drivers and occupants were transported to Munson for their injuries; an 86 year old man who was riding in the westbound van was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The crash is still under investigation.