Man Dies in Crash on M-72 in Leelanau County

One person is dead after a crash in Leelanau County on Saturday.

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at the intersection of M-72 and South Cedar Road in Solon Township.

They say 80-year-old Richard Szatkiewicz, from Traverse City, was severely injured in the crash. He was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries.

Deputies say Szatkiewicz was driving the van that failed to stop at the intersection. The two vehicles involved sustained heavy damage in the crash.

Szatkiewicz’s passenger and the driver of the other car were transported to the hospital for treatment. Their current condition is unknown at this time.