Victims Identified in Calhoun County Fatal Crash

Posted at 10:03 AM, Feb 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-19 10:03:24-05

CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. – The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the people involved in a fatal crash that happened along I-94 near the Verona Road overpass Monday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 55-year-old William Gatesy Jr. of Allen Park.

He was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer eastbound on I-94 when it ran off the highway and hit a tree.

William, along with his wife, 53-year-old Dawn Lynn Gatesy, and their 28-year-old son, William Gatesy III, all died at the scene of the accident.

81-year-old Eva Petterle of Allen Park and 27-year-old Shaun Crawford of Detroit survived the crash and are being treated at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo for non life threatening injuries.

The Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Team is continuing the investigation.