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At least 14 people hit by a drunk driver in Michigan, 2 confirmed dead

2024-05-21T17:58:25+00:00
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  • Drunk driver kills two in Watertown Township, Michigan.
  • A group of pedestrians was walking next to the road.
  • Police are investigating.

FAMILY TRAGEDY! In Watertown Township, a tragic hit-and-run resulted in two deaths.

The incident occurred near Wacousta and Corrison Roads. The driver is from Gratiot County.

The distraught community is supporting the families as authorities investigate the causes of the accident.

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Drunk driver kills two in Michigan

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In a tragic event that has shocked the community of Watertown Township, two adults were killed instantly after a hit-and-run.

The incident occurred near the intersections of Wacousta and Corrison Roads, where a group of people was struck by a driver from Gratiot County.

The Clinton County sheriff reported that the first responders found two adults deceased at the scene.

Thirteen more people, including several children, were rushed to the hospital, according to WILX 10.

What happened in the hit-and-run?

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Some media reports also state that one child died in the hospital.

The names of the victims have not been disclosed as family notifications are pending.

According to authorities, the group was heading to their grandparents’ house when the accident occurred.

The driver, whose identity has not yet been revealed, struck the group and then fled the scene. This triggered an immediate police search.

Was the drunk driver arrested?

The police located the suspect shortly after the incident, according to WILX 10.

She was arrested and now faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Authorities are working to reconstruct the events that led to this tragedy.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) closed the road overnight while an extensive investigation of the scene was conducted.

What caused the crash?

Authorities are gathering all possible information to determine the exact cause of the accident, according to WILX 10.

Security camera footage is being reviewed and witnesses are being interviewed to better understand how the events unfolded.

Additionally, the Clinton County sheriff has promised a thorough and transparent investigation.

Authorities urge all drivers to be more aware and cautious on the road, and to avoid drinking if they are driving.

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