PAW PAW, Mich. — A three-vehicle crash in Paw Paw Tuesday killed one and left another injured.
Police say the crash happened around 8 p.m. on northbound US-131 near mile marker 37.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a Jeep Grand Cherokee was headed south before losing control, crossing over the median, and colliding with a semi-tractor trailer in the northbound traffic lanes. Following that collision, the Jeep then struck a Honda Accord.
According to police, evidence at the scene suggests the driver of the Jeep may have been attempting to avoid hitting a deer before losing control. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors.
The driver of the Jeep, 34-year-old Brian Klintworth of Otsego, was pronounced dead at the scene. His front seat passenger and wife, 30-year-old Krystal Klintworth, was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The drivers of the semi and the Honda were both uninjured.
Investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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