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Fabius Park Fire Chief Critical, Wife Killed In Crash
Monday May 07, 2018 11:08am
Three Rivers, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(picture courtesy of Google Maps)

(THREE RIVERS) – One person is dead and another is in critical condition following a collision Saturday night.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department says 55 year old Mike Frye, Fire Chief of the Fabius-Park Township Fire Department and his 66 year old wife Patricia, were driving their motorcycles north on U.S. 131 at 7:30 PM and stopped at the intersection of Broadway Street.

Deputies say a minivan, driven by a 70 year old individual, drove through a red light and struck both motorcycles from behind.

The Fabius-Park Township Fire Department was the first to respond to the scene, but were called off. The Three Rivers and Constantine Fire Departments were called in to provide aid, along with the Three Rivers Police Department.

Patricia Frye was pronounced dead at the scene. Mike Frye was flown to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo and is listed in critical but stable condition.

According to WWMT, Patricia Frye's son Kyle Jones released a statement on Sunday. In it he says he would like to thank the community for their outstanding support. He also thanked the Fabius-Park Fire Department and the other departments that helped at the scene.


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