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.

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About Eric Wotila

Eric Wotila has been working in television in northern Michigan since 2002, working at numerous local stations over the years. Since 2011, he's worked as an anchor, photojournalist and reporter at MI News 26.
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