Lapeer County Accident Kills 33 yr Old Man from Marlette

LAPEER COUNTY, MI – On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, at 6:56 PM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic accident on Clifford Road just east of Lake Pleasant Road in Clifford, Burlington Township that found one man dead.police

Corey Blatt, 33-years-old, from Marlette, was driving a 2000 Ford Expedition westbound on Clifford Road. It was after dark and raining when the crash occurred. Blatt failed to navigate a curve and went off the north side of the roadway. The vehicle subsequently went airbourne and rolled multiple times before coming to rest within a field on its driver’s side.

Blatt was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Blatt was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Three passengers, Carman Yoder, 48-years-old, from Marlette, Vaughn Savage, 45-years-old, from Marlette, and Kyle Bussure, 23-years-old also from Marlette, were transported to McLaren- Lapeer Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Lapeer County Sheriff was assisted at the scene by North Branch Police Department, the Michigan State Police Lapeer Post, Burlington Township Fire and Rescue, Marlette EMS, and Lapeer County EMS. The roadway was closed for 2 ½ hours for rescue and investigative purposes.

Alcohol and excessive speed appear to be factors in this traffic crash which remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-245-1381 or


Cory BlattCorey J. Blatt, 33, of Marlette, died suddenly Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in Burlington Township, Michigan.

He was born December 1, 1980 in Lapeer, Michigan son to James Westover and Carol (Smith) Blatt.

He attended Marlette High School.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by;
Angel Blatt (Daughter) of Kingston,
James Westover (Father) of Marlette,
Carol Blatt (Mother) of Marlette,
Mark & Michelle Blatt (Brother) of Clifford,
Nathan & Jodi Blatt (Brother) of Otter Lake,
James Westover Jr. (Brother) of Marlette,
Allen Pratt (Brother) of Sandusky,
Janet & Russell Langley (Sister) of Decker,
Jackie & Dan Syms (Sister) of Caro.
Several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at West Burlington Cemetery in Silverwood, Michigan.

Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice.

Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
2675 Main Street
Marlette, MI 48453

Phone: 989.635.3658

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