Wednesday evening, a tan SUV pulled out of the Big Al’s parking lot, heading south on US-31 in the northbound lane. The driver pulled back into Big Al’s parking lot to avoid collision with a ‘94 Oldsmobile Cutlass. The Oldsmobile driver, a 49 year old Manistee native also swerved to avoid the SUV, resulting in a collision with an oncoming 99’ Chevy Suburban driven by a 24 year old man from onekama. The 49 year old oldsmobile driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The Onekama man and his 4 year old son were treated at West Shore Medical Center with minor injuries.
The Manistee County Sheriff is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying the tan or gold SUV that left the scene. If anyone has any information on this accident or of the unknown vehicle or driver, please contact the sheriff's office at (231) 723-8393.