SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP, Mich. - One person is dead and five are injured after a crash Wednesday morning on U.S. 131.
Portage Police say that the crash happened around 9:20 a.m between U Avenue and Centre Avenue. The deceased person has been identified as a 15-year-old Wyoming boy.
Police say that a Mazda 6 passenger vehicle was heading northbound at slow speeds, when it was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Avalanche driven by a 29-year-old Three Rivers man. They say the Mazda 6 may have been having mechanical problems.
The Mazda 6 was driven by a 48-year-old Elkhart, Indiana man. Five others were in the vehicle, all of whom were children. The driver and four children were all taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Avalanche is also hospitalized in stable condition.
We'll have more details when they become available.