Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 11, 2013

Two TC men die in traffic accident

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Two Traverse City residents died following a multi-vehicle car accident near Grand Rapids.

John Pomeroy, 49, and William Kochis, 30, were in the same vehicle when the accident occurred on southbound U.S. 131 Tuesday morning. Their vehicle was struck by a 2013 Ford pickup truck driven by a Sparta man, 57, authorities said.

Witnesses told investigators the pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed and did not brake before the accident. The impact caused a chain reaction crash involving seven vehicles.

Several people were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries, including the driver of the pickup truck.