Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 26, 2013

Driver involved in crash dies

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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GRAWN — A St. Johns man involved in a four-vehicle crash on West Silver Lake Road has died.

The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department said Curtis John Prohaska, 33, died on Friday at 4 p.m. Prohaska received a serious head injury during the Thursday morning accident.

Authorities said an eastbound Pontiac minivan driven by Michael Wear, 23, of Beulah, struck Prohaska’s vehicle from behind as he was approaching the Secor and West Silver Lake Road intersection.

The crash pushed Prohaska’s vehicle into a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Scott Wayne Bishop, 46, of Traverse City and then further into the intersection where it was finally struck by a southbound GMC Jimmy driven by Alexis Marcine DeGabriele, 23, of Traverse City.

The crash remains under investigation.