Elk Rapids man Killed in Auto Accident near Traverse City (Updated)

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TRAVERSE CITY, MI – November 25th, 2014 at approximately 12:15pm, Deputies from the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash on US 31 North near Bethesda Court in Acme Township. Fatal Crash

The roadway is partially closed allowing South bound traffic through. Sheriff’s Office investigators are currently on scene. Information gathered at this time indicates a northbound Van occupied by four people lost control , crossed the center line and was struck by a southbound passenger car occupied by two people.

The passenger of the southbound passenger car a 72-year-old Elk Rapids man was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries from the crash. No further information will be released at this time as the crash is currently being investigated at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office will advise when the roadway will be open to traffic in both directions.