Man dies from injuries suffered in Tuesday’s M-57 accident


By Cory Smith • Last Updated 10:04 am on Friday, March 14, 2014

BUSHNELL TOWNSHIP — The Michigan State Police Lakeview post has confirmed one of the victims involved in Tuesday’s morning two-car collision on M-57 has died.

Zachary Mohr, 20, of Sumner, died Wednesday at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids from injuries sustained in the accident.

Mohr was the passenger of a 2005 Saturn Ion, which was driven by his brother, Jeremiah Mohr, 17, of Sumner, traveling eastbound on M-57 at approximately 7:30 a.m. when the vehicle crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound 2010 Ford Fusion.

Three were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday morning on W. Carson City Road (M-57) just east of M-66. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Zachary Mohr was airlifted from the scene by AeroMed to the hospital before succumbing to his injuries Wednesday.

Jeremiah Mohr was transported to Sheridan Community Hospital where he was later released with minor injuries.

The driver of the Ford Fusion is Abigail Hodges, 53, of Greenville. She was was transported to Carson City Hospital by ambulance and was then flown by AeroMed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Hodges is a social worker at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools’ lower and upper elementary schools. According to Lower Elementary Principal Carol Wiles, Hodges remains at the hospital and is in stable condition.

Hodges suffered a broken wrist, broken ankle, five broken ribs, broken sternum, a concussion and a small cut on her liver.

“Her spirits are very high,” Wiles said of Hodges. “Abby is a wonderful person, she’s our bleeding heart. She’s an open heart for all of the students.”

In an email to Hodges, Wiles said she and her husband Dan have been very appreciative of the support they have received from students, friends and family.

“Dan and I have been so touched by all the phone calls, texts and emails,” Hodges’ email stated.

According to Sgt. Ed Hancock of the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the crash remains under investigation and the cause of the accident is still unknown at this time.

Neither alcohol or speeding are believed to be a factor in the incident and all occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Michigan State Police at (989) 352-8444.

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