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Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Coldwater Man Killed In Crash
Monday Feb 05, 2018 5:11am
Batavia Township • Bronson, MI

By: Mike Stiles

A Coldwater man is dead following a three vehicle crash in Batavia Township Friday afternoon.

According to the Branch County Sheriff's Department, 64 year old Jeffrey Lynn Jonas was attempting to make a left hand turn from the west lane of U.S. 12 near Pond Drive at 3:20 PM. Jonas' vehicle was struck from behind by 41 year old Magali Lagunas of Bronson.

The crash pushed Jonas' car into the eastbound lane, where it was struck broadside by a pickup driven by 64 year old Christopher Pavka of Coldwater.

Deputies say that Jonas was pronounced dead at the scene. Pavka and Lagunas were taken to Promedica Coldwater Regional Hospital where they received treatment for minor injuries.

Assisting were the Bronson Fire Department, the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department, and Life Care Ambulance. The crash is still under investigation.

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