SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP, MI. (THECOUNT) — The family of Matthew Colvin, the Wyoming teen killed Wednesday in a crash on US-131, set up a GoFundMe page to help pay with the lad’s funeral expenses.

Portage Police have identified the 15-year-old as the single fatality in a crash that occurred at 9:20 a.m. northbound on US-131 between U Avenue and Centre Avenue.


Colvin was one of five juvenile passengers in a Mazda 6 that was struck from behind by a pick-up truck. Colvin died in the crash of blunt force trauma. The four other children in the car with Colvin suffered non-life threatening injuries in the collision and are expected to fully recover.

Police said Wednesday that the Mazda, driven by a 48-year-old Elkhart, Ind. man, was traveling at a slow speed and may have been having mechanical problems. source

Both drivers involved in the crash, one of which is Colvin’s father, were transported to area hospitals and are listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information on the crash may contact police at 911.

The crash remains under investigation.

Via GoFundMe:

“On August 1st, 2018, Matthew Colvin was riding with his father on his way home, and they were hit from the back. Unfortunately, Matthew died in this fatal wreck. Matthew meant so much to us all, and will be dearly missed by his family. If you would, please take some burden off the family by donating towards Matthew’s funeral expenses. Anything is greatly appreciated.”

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