One person killed in crash on US-131

Posted at 1:45 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 14:53:36-05

MARTIN, Mich. – One person is dead after a crash in Tuesday morning’s snowy weather on US-131.

The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. on the northbound US-131 near mile marker 53, which is just south of Martin, Michigan.

Michigan State Police say that Evert-Jan Ohler, 65, was driving an SUV and didn’t notice that traffic on the highway was stopped due to a crash. His vehicle crashed into the back of a school bus from Providence Christian School.  Ohler died at the scene.

19 students and one bus driver were on the bus and one was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. A third vehicle also made impact with the crash.

Police say that alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash, but speed was a factor.