3 killed in Livonia crash ID’d

Candice Williams, and Mark Hicks

Officials have released the names of three people killed Monday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash in Livonia.

Joseph Sito, 80, of Livonia, Suzanne Wernette-Robb, 67, of Redford Township and Bernadine Karby, 88, of Livonia all died from multiple injuries in the crash at Five Mile and Levan, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday. The manners of death have been ruled an accident.

According to police, Sito was heading west on Five Mile about 4 p.m. when he crossed the center line, striking an eastbound Ford Focus.

A Ford minivan also was involved in the crash; several occupants reported injuries, police said.

The driver of the first vehicle was pronounced dead. Kaby, the passenger in the Ford Focuswas pronounced dead at the scene; Wernette-Robbdied later at a hospital, police said.

The intersection was closed for hours as authorities investigated but reopened the road by 10 p.m. Monday.

cwilliams@detroitnews.com

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