Charges may be considered following crash. 

October 3, 2018

Chevrolet Silverado

Charges may be considered following crash. 

CLEON TOWNSHIP — The Manistee County Sheriff’s Office has turned over a vehicle crash report to the Manistee County Prosecutor’s Office following a two vehicle crash on Yates Road near Valencourt Road today. Emergency personnel were called to the scene about 1:17 p.m. According to Sheriff John O’Hagan, a preliminary investigation has determined that a southbound 2004 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck, driven by a 41-year-old Copemish man with an expired license, had crossed the center line and struck a northbound grey 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, which was driven by a 45-year-old Midland man. He and his passenger, his 73-year-old father of New Lothrop, were both injured in the accident. 

Chevrolet Colorado

Members of the Cleon Fire Department and Maple Grove Fire Department used rescue tools to extricate the two men from the Silverado. The driver was airlifted by AeroMed to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  EMS personnel on scene advised he was in critical condition. The 73-year-old passenger was transported by ambulance to Munson Hospital Traverse City with serious injuries.

The Copemish man, who apparently caused the crash, was transported by law enforcement to Munson Health Care Manistee Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Alcohol is not considered to be a factor at this time. All parties involved were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision, O’Hagan said.

Yates Road was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours before reopening this afternoon.

Due to the severity of the accident with multiple violations, the incident report will be submitted to the prosecutor for review.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Michigan State Police, Munson EMS, Thompsonville EMS, Cleon Twp Fire Department, Maple Grove Fire Department, and AeroMed.