Grand Rapids, Mich.: Drunk driver caused deadly crash on I-96 |

Michigan State Police say a drunk driver is to blame for causing a deadly wrong way crash on I-96 Sunday morning.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. near the Beltline exit. All lanes in both directions near the crash site reopened at around 8 a.m.

Officials with the Michigan State Police said the at-fault driver is a woman in her 40’s from Grand Rapids. The woman was driving east in the westbound lanes of I-96 when she hit a car with her minivan, killing the driver inside who was the only occupant.

Both vehicles caught fire after the crash, but the at-fault driver was pulled from her car by a passerby and survived. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Police have not released the name of the victim killed in the crash, but do not believe he is from the area.

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Clam Lake Twp., Mich.: Caledonia woman dies after possible drunk driver collides with a semi |

A Caledonia woman has died after the car she was riding in collided with a semi-truck on M-115 outside of Cadillac early Saturday morning.

According to the Michigan State Police, a car was travelling southbound on M-115 at a high rate of speed when it came up another vehicle travelling in the same direction and attempted to go around the vehicle to avoid a collision. The driver of the car lost control skidding into the path of the semi-tractor trailer travelling northbound on M-115 near S. 39 Rd.

When the car struck the semi, the rear portion of the car was sheared off ejecting a 24-year-old woman from Caledonia. The woman was reportedly asleep in the back seat of the car.

That woman died as a result of the crash.

The suspected driver of the car fled the scene of the crash, but was later arrested for leaving the scene and operating under the influence causing death.

The driver of the car was treated for minor injuries, while the driver and passenger of the semi-truck were not injured.

The name of the woman is not being released, until her next of kin can be notified.

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Kent Co., Mich.: 1 person killed in suspected DUI crash |

One person is dead after a two car crash and investigators believe alcohol was a factor.

Deputies were called to the intersection of Tyrone Avenue NW and 20 Mile Road NW in Tyrone Township around 8pm August 3rd.

Police say a 1994 Ford truck driven by a 26-year old Tyrone Township man failed to stop at the intersection and plowed into a car.

The passenger in the vehicle, Anna Escutia-Chavez, 25 of Wyoming was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.  The driver of that vehicle, Jose Gavina, 25 was transported to Butterworth Hospital by Pro Med Ambulance where he is listed in stable condition. The driver of the Ford truck was also taken to the hospital and is listed stable condition.

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Holland, Mich.: Suspected drunk driver hits and kills motorcyclist |

One man has died after an SUV crashed into his motorcycle.

Police were called to 32nd Street near Apple Avenue around 9:05 p.m. on Aug. 3 for a report of an accident. According to police, witnesses said a GMC Suburban that was heading east on 32nd Street crossed the center line and hit the westbound motorcycle head-on.

The motorcycle rider, a 57-year-old man, was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police say there were three people in the SUV, two of whom ran from the scene following the crash. Officers found them and took them into custody about a quarter of a mile from the scene. The third person was also taken into custody and taken to the Holland Department of Public Safety.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor, and investigators will meet with the Ottawa County Prosecutors to determine criminal charges.

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The victim has been subsequently identified as David Achterhof.

Roseville, Mich: 16-Year-Old Killed In Crash; 6 Other Teens Injured. Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested |

Roseville police say a 16-year-old girl was killed and six other teenagers, along with an adult, were injured in a tragic early morning accident.

The incident unfolded just after 12 a.m. Saturday on Little Mack Avenue and 12 Mile Road, east of I-94 in Roseville.

According to police, the teenagers were in a Ford Explorer, traveling northbound down Little Mack Avenue, when the driver apparently disregarded a red light and was struck by a westbound traveling vehicle.

Police say the 16-year-old, a girl from St. Clair Shores, was sitting in one of the Explorer’s rear passenger seats and not wearing a seatbelt. She was ejected from her seat within the vehicle and declared dead at the scene.

Other passengers in the Explorer, including six teenagers and an adult, all suffered varying degrees of injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Four teens and the adult were treated and released, with the other two teens admitted in temporary serious condition with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, a 33-year-old Clinton Township woman, was not injured. She was however arrested at the scene for operating her vehicle while intoxicated. She is currently being held in the Roseville Police Department Jail.

The incident remains under investigation. The case is expected to be turned over to the Macomb County Prosecutors Office on Monday, to determine the extent of the charges.

“The thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the Roseville Police Department and the entire City of Roseville are with the family of the victim of this morning’s tragic accident,” Police Chief James Berlin said in a statement.

via 16-Year-Old Killed In Crash, 6 Other Teens Injured; Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested « CBS Detroit.

Clinton Twp., Mich.: Man accused of driving drunk, causing crash that killed fetus |

Christopher James Albright

Christopher James Albright

A Macomb County man was arraigned today after police say he ran a red light in Clinton Township while driving intoxicated and stuck another vehicle, injuring the pregnant driver and causing the death of her fetus.

Christopher James Albright, 21, of Chesterfield Township was ordered held on a $100,000 cash bond, authorities said. His bond can become a personal bond if he obtains a tether prior to his release, according to court records.

Albright is charged with operating under the influence of liquor-causing miscarriage/stillborn, a 15-year felony, and operating under the influence causing serious injury, a 5-year felony. He also is charged with the misdemeanor offenses of operating while intoxicated-impaired-presence of controlled substance, second offense, and driving while his license is suspended, authorities said.

A not guilty plea was entered and he requested a court-appointed attorney, according to 41B District Court in Clinton Township. His preliminary exam is July 7.Clinton Township Police Lt. Anthony Greene said the woman, Paj Yang, 24, of Roseville is in stable condition today. She was in her third trimester.

The accident occurred at 16 Mile and Utica about 6:37 p.m. Friday. Yang was driving a Nissan Cube southbound on Utica, with a green light at the intersection, when her vehicle was hit by Albright’s Ford Focus, which ran a red light on westbound 16 Mile, Greene said.

Albright was taken into custody after he was treated at a local hospital. His passenger, Douglas Rettke, 25, of Sterling Heights, also was treated and released, Greene said.

Greene said that all three people were wearing seat belts.

Greene said Albright has a prior conviction of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated last year.

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Macomb Co., Mich.: Man accused of driving drunk, causing fatal crash |

Jordan Dominguez Pinheiro

Jordan Dominguez Pinheiro

A Macomb Township man was arraigned today on charges he was intoxicated when his car struck another vehicle head-on, killing the driver on Sunday.

Jordan Dominguez Pinheiro, 21, was released on a $25,000 personal bond on the charge of operating while intoxicated causing death, a 15-year felony, in 41A District Court in Shelby Township, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said. His next court date is July 29.

Pinheiro is charged in the accident that killed Oliver Mitevski, 24, of Clinton Township, on 21 Mile, just west of Heydenreich, in Macomb Township about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said Pinheiro was driving a 2013 Dodge Charger eastbound on 21 Mile when he crossed over the center line and hit Mitevski’s westbound 2002 Hyundai head-on in the westbound lane. Mitevski was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

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