One person killed in head-on crash on US 31

Photo Courtesy: Kevin Rist

One person was killed in a head-on crash on US 31 North near Five Mile Road.

The crash happened around 6:45 p.m. on Friday.

John Berst, an 89-year-old Elk Rapids man, died in the crash.

Authorities couldn't release any more information on how the crash happened.

Witnesses say a van crossed the center line and hit the tow truck head-on.

Grand Traverse County 911 is asking that drivers avoid the area.

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