Memorial service set for Livingston crash victim

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

A memorial service is planned next week for one of five people killed Tuesday night in a Livingston County crash.

Preston Taylor Wetzel

The service for Preston Taylor Wetzel, 24, of Fenton is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 19 at the Linden Free Methodist Church, 13274 Linden Road in Linden.

Wetzel was a passenger in a southbound Subaru Impreza driven by Matthew Jordan Carrier, 21, of Fenton that collided with an eastbound Cadillac CTS driven by Albert R. Boswell, 39, of Oakland County at the intersection of Argentine and M-59 about 10:30 p.m.

According to authorities, Carrier ran through a stop sign. Neither driver had a valid operator’s license, according to Michigan Secretary of State records.

Both drivers and Kyle Eugene Lixie, 23, a passenger in the southbound car, were hospitalized in critical condition. According to Michigan State Police, their conditions were unchanged Friday.

Neither of the drivers involved in a fiery collision that killed five people and critically injured three others in Livingston County had a valid operator’s license, according to Michigan Secretary of State records.

State police Lt. Mario Gonzales said there was no new information about the crash investigation Friday.

One other passenger in the southbound car was killed: Justin Andrew-Humberto Henderson, 20, of Fenton.

Three passengers in the eastbound car died: state probation officer Candice Dunn, 35, of Sterling Heights; Dunn’s mother, Linda K. Hurley, 69, of Macomb Township and her boyfriend Jerome J. Tortomasi, 73, of Chesterfield Township.

Visitation for Dunn, Hurley and Tortomasi will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday and 1-9 p.m. Tuesday at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Funeral Home, 54880 Van Dyke and 25 Mile. They will lie in repose from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, followed by funeral services at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 47120 Romeo Plank and 21 Mile, Macomb Township.

Visitation for Henderson will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday, followed immediately by a service at the Freedom Center, 2473 W. Shiawassee, Fenton.

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