Tuesday, April 30, 2013

OSG High: 3 Killed, 6 Hospitalized in Golf Team Van Crash

((HT: UpNorthLive/WPBN-TV Traverse City, MI))

A crash involving two minivans in rural Michigan has killed a high school golf coach, one of his players, and another person travelling in the other van in a two-car accident.

Four other members of the Grayling (MI) High School golf team were in critical condition after a Monday crash 25 miles east of Traverse City. The condition of a fifth golfer was not immediately available. The names of the victims were not released.

The 18-year-old, Louis Menard had just celebrated his 18th birthday and weas set to go to the University of Michigan in the fall. The coach, Jason Potter, was in his first year on the job. And the third person killed, Cassandra Peterson, was in the second vehicle with her mother and 3-year-old daughter.

Police say seven people survived the crash and were transported to Munson Hospital in Traverse City.

Two are listed in critical condition, two in serious conditions, and three in fair condition.

Here's the early story out of Traverse City...

The superintendent for the school system released this statement:

"This is a very sad day as our golf team was involved in an accident. The entire Crawford Ausable family's thoughts and prayers are with the families of the students, coach, and the members of the other vehicle. We are anxiously awaiting details from the State Police."

A vigil for the golf team is planned for May 2nd...

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