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Injured Driver Dies After Crash in Mason County

Deadly Crash

UPDATE 1/25/23 8:45 a.m.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says the pickup truck driver, 63-year-old Brian Elzinga of Grand Rapids, has died. They were notified of his death at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

1/24/23 11:30 a.m.

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A pickup driver has critical injuries after a serious crash Tuesday morning, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency crews were called to a two-vehicle crash on the US-31 by pass north of US-10.

They found that the crash happened after a pickup truck going north on US-31 lost control on the slippery road. The truck spun out into the path of a semi going south.

The semi hit the truck on the passenger side, causing major damage to the pickup truck and the semi.

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The sheriff’s office says the driver of the pickup was critically injured.

Scottville Fire, Custer Jaws, MSP-Hart Post troopers and Life EMS responded to the crash. No further information will be released until family members have been contacted.

US-31 was currently closed from US-10 to N. Scottville Road while crews investigated the crash.

According to MDOT, all lanes have reopened from southbound US-31 at Johnson Rd, and northbound US-31 at US-10 (State Street).