UPDATE: Fatal accident victims identified after Lakeview crash


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 10:10 am on Monday, March 17, 2014

CATO TOWNSHIP — The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post has released the names of three men involved in a fatal accident Sunday morning near Lakeview.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview post responded to the crash at the intersection of M-46 and Youngman Road near Lakeview around 10:25 a.m.

Calby Lee Hunter, 72, of Greenville, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu north on Youngman Road when the car failed to stop at the stop sign at M-46. The car collided with an eastbound 2009 Chevrolet HHR, which was driven by Daniel Devore, 54, of Lakeview.

Hunter was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Hunter’s passenger, Peter James Nielsen, 58 of Coral, received minor injuries and was taken to Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview for treatment for the non-life-threatening injuries. Nielsen was wearing a seatbelt.

Devore was also wearing a seatbelt. He was not injured in the accident.

Michigan State Police troopers were assisted at the scene by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, Lakeview District Fire Department, Montcalm County Ambulance and Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services Alpha 5.

Troopers are continuing to investigate the accident. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post at (989) 352-8444.

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