Fatal Car Crash in Manistee County

[Update]: Laneah Cheylava passed away yesterday evening at Munson Medical Center from injuries sustained in the accident. No further information is available.

A person loses their life in a car accident in Manistee County. In a press release from the Manistee County Sheriff's Office, 90-year-old, George Cheylava, of Thompsonville, passed away yesterday morning, after the van he was a passenger in, collided with another vehicle on the intersection of Springdale and Tomasek Roads.  29-year-old, Jamie Smith, of Kewadin, hit the passenger side of the van, whom was unable to stop for the van passing through the crossroads. The driver of the van, 81-year-old, Laneah Cheylava, was transported to Munson Medical Center and remains in critical condition. Smith was not injured in the accident, which remains under investigation. Alongside the Sheriff's Department, the Manistee Road Commission, in addition to Maple Grove and Thompsonville Fire Departments, were all on scene.

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