Cedar man killed in car crash
A 31-year-old man from Cedar was killed Saturday morning after being hit by a car that failed to stop at a stop sign in Centerville Township.
According to the Leelanau County Sheriffâ??s Office, Brian R. Nachazel was hit at 12:42 a.m. on Bodus Rd at the intersection of Schomberg Rd.
A 16-year-old Lake Leelanau teen was driving with a 17-year-old front seat passenger, Drake J. Hendershot of Empire, as well as 16-year-old back seat passenger of Maple City.
The 17-year-old front seat passenger is listed in critical condition and the two 16-year-old's are listed in fair condition as of Wednesday.
Drake J. Hendershot passed away after being in critical condition. The other two teen, were released from the hospital.
Nachazel was traveling east on Bodus Rd in a 2004 Ford pick-up when he was hit by the 16-year-old driving a Nissan. The Nissan speed right through the stop sign hitting Nachazel on the driverâ??s side.
Nachazelâ??s truck was pushed into a power pole where the pole snapped off.
Nachazel's truck then rolled over. He was ejected out the driverâ??s side window as the vehicle rolled.
According to the sheriffâ??s office, Nachazel died from being thrown out from the vehicle.
All three of the teens in the Nissan were not wearing seatbelts and were taken to Munson Medical Center with serious injuries.
According to the Leelanau County Sheriffâ??s investigators, a third vehicle, friends of the Nissan, were following behind and witnessed the accident.
The friends say that the car was trying to â??catch airâ?? on a hilly road to get the â??roller coaster effect."
The witnesses say that the Nissan did not stop at the stop sign in order to keep the high speed.
The incident is still under investigation.