Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 24, 2013

Driver remains in critical condition

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — GRAWN — A St. Johns man involved in a four-vehicle crash on West Silver Lake Road remains in critical condition.

Curtis John Prohaska, 33, received a serious head injury during the Thursday morning accident. Authorities closed the road to complete a crash reconstruction and on Friday adjusted the previously-reported sequence of collisions.

Reconstructionists now believe a 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.

This 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.