On Friday, July 7, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle personal injury accident at the intersection of Pleasantview Rd. and Hathaway Rd., Little Traverse Township, according to Sheriff Pete Wallin. A 2010 Lincoln was northbound on Pleasantview Rd., driven by Lucia Hopkins, age 55, Levering, Mi., when 2014 Nissan, westbound on Hathaway Rd., driven by Sudeep Banerjee, age 33, Westland Mi., failed to stop at the stop sign, entering the intersection, into the path of the vehicle driven by Lucia Hopkins. A passenger, a 7 month old female, being held in her mother’s arms, Ariana Banerjee, age 29, both from Westland, was pronounced dead at the scene. All parties involved in the accident were transported to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, by Emmet EMS. The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the Harbor Springs Police Department and the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office Victim Service Unit.
The accident remains under investigation.