3 dead, 6 hurt in golf team van crash

4:25 PM, Apr 30, 2013   |    comments
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EXCELSIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A high school golfer remains in critical condition in northern Michigan while authorities investigated a crash that killed three people, including a teammate and their coach.

Members of the Grayling High School golf team were traveling to a tournament Monday when their northbound van struck an eastbound van in Kalkaska County, about 25 miles east of Traverse City.

Killed were 18-year-old Louis Menard, golf coach Jason Potter and Cassandra Stapleton, a passenger in the other van.
Tyler Summers was in critical condition Tuesday at Munson Medical Center. Teammates Jacob Hinkle and Dallas Johnson are in serious condition, while Mason Krey and Gunner Metzer are in fair condition.

The driver of the other van was Rhonda Mitchell and is in fair condition. Her 3-year-old granddaughter also is in fair condition.

EXCELSIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan police say a minivan carrying a high school golf team broadsided another van, killing the coach, a player and a passenger in the other vehicle.

State Police Sgt. Don Bailey says the coach and six players from the Grayling High School boys' golf team were headed to a match Monday morning when their silver minivan broadsided a white minivan in Excelsior Township, about 25 miles east of Traverse City.

Bailey says a 17-year-old player was killed and four others are in critical condition.

A 27-year-old woman in the white minivan also was killed. The female driver was injured, while a 3-year-old girl appeared unhurt.

No names have been released.

Bailey says the silver van may have run a stop sign and the white minivan may have been speeding.

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