Identities Released of those involved in Fatal Multiple Vehicle Crash in Mason County


SCOTTVILLE, MI – The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of those involved in a fatal multi-vehicle crash on Friday just outside of Ludington.

At 7:34 AM on Friday December 1st, 2017, Mason County Sheriff’s Deputies and troopers from the MSP Hart Post were dispatched to a multi-vehicle crash on US10 west of the City of Scottville.




The crash resulted when a 1995 full size Chevy van, traveling eastbound on US10, crossed the center-line, traveled through the center turn lane, and struck a 2011 Kia head-on. The van then collided with a second westbound vehicle, a 2006 Dodge minivan.

The driver of the KIA, Benjamin James Compeau, 35-years-old, of Scottville, was killed instantly.

Ben Compeau’s, 1 ½ years old, was properly secured in a child safety seat in the back passenger side, received minor cuts. He was transported by LIFE EMS to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.

The driver of the 1995 Chevy van was Laurence Russell Adams Jr., 22-years-old, of Scottville. Adams was critically injured and flown by Aero Med to Munson Hospital in Traverse City. His passenger, Chelsea May Warden, 22-years-old, also of Scottville, was also injured and taken to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital by LIFE EMS for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the 2006 Dodge minivan, Jonathan Louis Dipple, 23 of Custer, was also injured.

MSP and MCSO will be conducting the investigation into the crash and were assisted at the scene by members of the Ludington Police and Scottville Police Departments along with Scottville Fire, Pere Marquette Fire, Custer Township Jaws and Ludington Fire and Rescue Jaws.

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