Man killed by wrong-way driver identified by family friend

Posted at 9:07 PM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-26 15:08:37-05

WYOMING, Mich. — A man killed after his vehicle was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver Thursday on U.S. 131 near 28th Street has been identified by a family friend.

Jonathon Yarrington, 27, was killed while on his way to work at Founders Brewing Company, a family friend confirmed to FOX 17. He had worked there for 10 months, and was a “huge beer enthusiast,” the friend said.

The wrong-way driver who caused the crash involving three vehicles late Thursday night was also killed, according to Michigan State Police.

It happened shortly before 10:00 p.m. on northbound U.S. 131 near 28th St. in Wyoming. Police say someone was driving in the wrong direction and crashed into another vehicle.  A third driver was unable to avoid the collision and ended up crashing as well.

The northbound lanes of U.S. 131 were shut down in the area of the crash for several hours while police investigated.