Traverse City News and Events

One Killed In US-31 Crash

By Beth Milligan | Sept. 3, 2018

An individual was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on US-31 near Five Mile Road in Acme Township this weekend.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene of the crash at 10:20am Saturday morning. The accident caused US-31 North and Five Mile to be closed for several hours as authorities processed the crash site. One individual was pronounced dead at the scene of accident.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the cause of the accident is still under investigation. Authorities have not yet released any identifying details about the victim. The Sheriff's Office released a statement saying the department was "looking to speak with the driver of a burgandy or red vehicle with a handicap plate that may have been in the area at the time of the crash." The Sheriff's Office is also interested in speaking with anyone else "who was in the area at the time of the crash that may have information about the above vehicle," saying the person driving the car "may have information that will help the Sheriff's Office investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 231-922-4550.

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