Wrong-way crash kills 2, injures child in southeast Michigan

Associated Press

Correction:  This story and headline have been corrected to show that Michigan State Police say the crash killed a man and a woman, not two women.

Casco Township — Two people were killed and a child was critically injured when a vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 94 collided with a second vehicle in southeastern Michigan, police said.

Michigan State Police said a 25-year-old St. Clair man traveling westbound drove his car onto the freeway's eastbound lanes Monday afternoon in St. Clair County's Casco Township.

His car then slammed head-on into a sport utility vehicle driven by a 33-year-old Casco Township woman.

Both the man and woman drivers died from their injuries, and a child who was a passenger in the SUV was hospitalized in critical condition with crash injuries, police said.

The crash remains under investigation. Authorities shut down the freeway for about three hours as troopers conducted their investigation.

Also Monday, in Missouri, four people — including a child — were killed and three other children were seriously injured in a crash caused by a wrong-way driver a few miles north of Columbia, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday on Highway 63, when a car traveling south in the northbound lanes crashed head-on into a sport utility vehicle carrying six people, the Daily Tribune reported.