JUST IN: Edmore man dies in car accident on M-46

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 2:49 pm on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP — A young man was killed after his car collided with a semi-tractor and trailer on a snowy road Saturday morning in Vestaburg.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to the accident around 7:22 a.m. on M-46 near Vestaburg Road.

Witnesses told police a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am traveling east on M-46 lost control on the snow-covered road and collided with a Kenworth semi-tractor and trailer.

Jeremiah Raymor, 24, of Edmore, was driving the Pontiac. He was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, where he was pronounced dead.

Raymor was apparently not wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident. Troopers are continuing to investigate. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call the Michigan State Police at (989) 352-8444.

Raymor graduated from Montabella High School in 2008 and earned his auto technician certificate from Montcalm Community College. He had recently started a new job at Quaker State Service Center in Alma. He was a big fan of the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Longhorns.

Edmore Police Chief Luke Sawyer said Raymor was a “huge supporter” of the Edmore Police Department. He described Raymor as a young man with “a great smile” and “bright green and yellow shoes that you could see on his feet from three counties away.”

“He was a great person,” Sawyer said. “He was someone who always said hello, always made time for a conversation and was truly concerned about the safety of Edmore. This is a true tragedy for all involved. Many tears have been shed and many more will be. He will be missed.”

Raymor is survived by a young daughter, Rhilee, as well as his parents, Donald and Candy Raymor, brother, Caleb, and other relatives and friends.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Edmore. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

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