Man dies in crash in Mason County

AMBER TWP., Mich. – A Scottville father is dead after his vehicle was hit head-on by a van Friday morning.

The crash happened on US-10, west of Scottville at about 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Mason County deputies say the victim was driving west on US-10 when a full-size 1995 Chevy van heading east crossed the centerline, went through the center turn lane and hit the victim’s 2011 Kia head-on.  A second westbound vehicle was also struck.

The driver of the Kia died at the scene. His son, who is 1 1/2 years old, was properly secured in a car seat in the back seat and received only minor cuts.

The driver of the van, a 42-year-old man, was also critically injured and flown by Aeromed to Munson Hospital in Traverse City.  His passenger, a 22-year-old woman was also injured and taken to the hospital.

The driver of the third vehicle was also taken to the hospital with injuries.

Michigan State Police and the Mason County Sheriff are both investigating the crash.


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