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Three dead in wrong-way crash on M-14

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

A wrong-way driver on M-14 caused a multiple-vehicle crash early Saturday, resulting in three fatalities and leaving three others injured, police said. 

The crash involving three vehicles occurred at 2:04 a.m. Saturday on the highway near Ford Road, said Michigan State Police Lt. Darren Green.

Green said the preliminary investigation indicates a wrong-way driver, a 23-year-old female from Ann Arbor, was heading west in the eastbound lanes of M-14 when it struck another vehicle head-on.

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The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A child passenger in the car which was struck head-on was also pronounced deceased at the scene, Green said. Police did not release the child's name or age.

Four others were flown to the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor for treatment.

An adult female driver of a vehicle not at fault was taken off of life support and died Saturday afternoon, police said.

"Condolences to the family, who at this time is still asking for privacy and limited information regarding identities to be released," Michigan State Police said.

One person remains in critical condition and two others sustained minor injuries, Green said.

The crash closed the eastbound lanes of M-14 for several hours before it reopened at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Green said the crash is under investigation awaiting autopsies, toxicology and a report from the MSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionists. There is no further information at this time. 

Stay tuned for updates online at detroitnews.com.


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