Manistee woman dies in US 31 crash.

August 3, 2021

Manistee woman dies in US 31 crash.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — A 51-year-old Manistee woman died late Monday evening following a two-vehicle head-on crash that occurred on US 31 between Townline and Colburn roads. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene, in front of Stakenas Farms at 11:44 p.m. 

According to Michigan State Police Trooper Matt Demny, the crash involved a 2001 Buick Park Avenue and a 2012 Nissan Murano. Demny said the Nissan was northbound while the Buick was southbound. He said results of a preliminary investigation indicate the Nissan crossed the centerline and struck the Buick head-on, killing Daisy Mazeika, the driver of the Buick. The 31-year-old female driver of the Nissan was pinned in the vehicle. She was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital then Mercy Hospital in Muskegon where she is listed in serious condition. Her 2-year-old daughter was in a carseat and was transported by ambulance to Ludington hospital where she was later released following evaluation. 

The crash closed down US 31 between Free Soil and Fountain roads. 

Emergency units responding to the scene included MSP, Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies and crash scene investigators, Free Soil/Meade Fire Department, Grant Township Fire Department, Fountain Area Fire Department, Life EMS ambulance and MMR ambulance. The crash remains under investigation. 

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