One person dead, five injured in crash on US-131 in Schoolcraft

Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 16:46:47-04

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.