One Dies After Three-Car Accident

EATON COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – The Eaton County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deadly three-car accident.

It happened just after 5 p.m. Thursday on Hartel Road, between St. Joe Highway and Village Drive.

A full sized pick-up truck heading north on Hartel and a compact car heading south hit head on, causing massive damage to both cars.

The man driving the compact car was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the truck is expected to survive.

There was also a third car involved which was traveling behind the compact car and became entangled in the crash and ended up off the road in a yard.

Both the driver and passenger in the third car were treated and released at the scene.

No names are being released until family members are notified.

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