Authorities: Both drivers in deadly Livingston County crash had invalid licenses

The Brighton Post of the Michigan State Police have released the identities of the individuals involved in the Livingston County crash that took place around 10:30 Tuesday night. (WEYI)


State officials say one of the drivers in a two-vehicle crash that killed five people in Michigan was behind the wheel on an expired license, meaning neither of the drivers involved had a valid license.

Michigan Secretary of State spokesman Fred Woodhams tells the Livingston Daily Press & Argus Thursday that 39-year-old Albert Boswell "wasn't able to drive legally."

The SUV driven by Boswell was struck Tuesday night at an intersection in Livingston County's Oceola Township by a car driven by 22-year-old Matthew Carrier. Woodhams says Carrier's license was suspended due to unpaid tickets and an "unsatisfactory" driving record.

Police say Carrier failed to stop at a stop sign.

Boswell, Carrier and a passenger in Carrier's car are in critical condition. Two other people in the car were killed. Three passengers in Boswell's vehicle were killed.


BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused of ignoring a stop sign in a crash that killed five people in Michigan was driving despite a suspended license.

Fred Woodhams, spokesman for the secretary of state, tells The Detroit News that Matthew Carrier's license was suspended because of unpaid tickets and the 22-year-old's "unsatisfactory" driving record.

Police say Carrier's car failed to stop at a sign in Livingston County on Tuesday night, striking another vehicle on Michigan Highway 59. Carrier and two others are in critical condition.

Stephanie Lee Allen says her son is a "good kid" who has made bad choices.

The five dead include Candice Dunn, who was returning home from a banquet. She had been honored by the state Corrections Department as probation agent of the year.


MSP releases identities of Livingston County crash victims

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