Teen driver in wrong-way deadly crash on US-23 may have been drinking
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:41:19 GMT —
*** UPDATE ***
New details, including the names of the victims, have been released.
Mundy Township police received calls at 10:13 p.m. Sunday about a vehicle going the wrong way on northbound US-23 near Grand Blanc Road.
At 10:15 p.m. a head-on collision on northbound US-23 near the Torrey Road overpass was reported.
Police say that a 2004 Chevrolet Impala, driving southbound in the northbound lanes by an 18-year-old man, struck a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt with three people inside head-on.
Bryan Collins, a 28-year-old man from South Carolina, Mariah Bailey, a 36-year-old from Mount Morris, and her 11-year-old son were all in the Cobalt.
Bailey, who was newly married to Collins, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her son is in critical condition. Collins is reportedly in stable condition.
Collinsâ?? mother, Carrie Collins, spoke with NBC25 Monday afternoon. She said Collins and Bailey got married Thursday and were in Michigan to meet with Baileyâ??s family before heading down to South Carolina to meet Collinsâ?? family.
The couple had bought a home in Florida and planned to settle there after the wedding.
â??They just both said it was perfect, they needed each other, and they were happy with each other,â?? Carrie Collins said.
â??Bryan says he lost his best friend.
â??I feel guilty for thanking God for keeping my son alive. After seeing that car I just can't believe he got out of there,â?? Collins added.
The 18-year-old driver of the Impala was treated at Hurley with minor injuries.
Police believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. Investigators are awaiting toxicology tests before charges can be issued.
*** END UPDATE ***
A wrong-way crash on US-23 late last night has left one person dead and another badly hurt.
Police say an 18-year-old driver may have been drinking when the driver's vehicle went the wrong-way on northbound US-23 in Mundy Township.
A head-on collision ensued, killing a person driving northbound and injuring a 10-year-old passenger.
The expressway was shut down for more than 2 hours while accident reconstruction teams surveyed the scene.
No names are being released at this time.
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