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      Driver without lights on slams into vehicle on I-69, one person killed

      One person is dead after a crash on I-69 in Lapeer County.

      At 8:45 last night Lapeer County 9-1-1 started to receive calls about a Saturn driving with no lights on, according to Det/Sgt Jason Parks, of the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office.

      Police were dispatched to try and stop the vehicle. Initially, reports were that the vehicle was traveling east in the eastbound lanes. Within three minutes, however, those reports changed to the Saturn now traveling east in the westbound lanes of I-69.

      At 8:48 p.m. new calls came in of a head-on collision just west of Winslow Road.

      Det/Sgt Parks says that as a result of the crash, the driver, and only occupant, of the Saturn was killed. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

      There were two occupants in the Dodge Caravan that was struck by the Saturn. Both were adults, and both were taken to McLaren Hospital in Lapeer, with non-life threatening injuries.

      The name of the Saturn driver, who was in her 50s according to officials, is being withheld at this time.

      I-69 is back open at this time, but police are still investigating. They are looking into possible causes, including alcohol.

      Stay with NBC 25 as more information becomes available.


      This corrects an earlier version of the article, which had the vehicles involved reversed. We apologize for the error.