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Fatal Car Accident near Traverse City Kills 19 Year Old

TRAVERSE  CITY, MI – Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 10:24pm that occurred on Williamsburg Road near Woodcrest Lane in Whitewater Township.Grand Traverse Sheriff

A north bound vehicle, driven by 19-year-old Devon Washkevich from Williamsburg, crossed the center line and struck a southbound vehicle.  Washkevich, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The south bound vehicle was driven by a 51-year-old man from Cadillac, Michigan.  His passenger was a 53-year-old female also from Cadillac.  They were both take to Munson Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

Authorities are investigating the possibility that speed and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.


Devon S. Washkevich

Devon S. Washkevich

WILLIAMSBURG — Devon Scott Washkevich (Manley), 19, of Williamsburg , died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 as the result of an auto accident.

Devon was born on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1995 to Barbara F. Manley and David S. Washkevich in Traverse City.

Devon had most recently been employed in the construction trades. Whatever Devon worked at, he did with excellence. He was told in school that he was very highly musically inclined, which no doubt lead to his hobby and interest in building speakers, especially bass units and was a great audio engineer. He also enjoyed cars and trucks and was a drummer.

Devon is survived by his mom, Barbara Manley of Williamsburg, his sisters Cira and Aleah; his grandparents James and JoAnne Manley of Acme, Richard and Patricia Washkevich of Sanilac County; his beloved girl friend, Hailey Downey; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his dad, David.

A service celebrating Devon’s life will take place at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18 at New Hope Community Church with his Pastor, Carey Waldie officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

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The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services

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