2 Dead, 2 Injured Michigan Crash: Reports

November 6, 2017 Updated: November 6, 2017    

Two people were killed and two others were injured in a single-vehicle crash in Wyoming, Michigan, over the weekend.

Officials revealed the factors that potentially caused it.

“Upon arrival, our officers found that the vehicle had missed a slight curve in the road,” said Lt. Mark Easterly, WZZM reported.

“We believe that speed and alcohol was a factor in the crash,” said Easterly. “We just caution people, please don’t drink and drive.”

“Slow down, and in this case, wear your seatbelt.”

They were traveling at a high rate of speed before the accident, officials said. The driver lost control and hit a tree and fire hydrant.

 

Two passengers in the back, 27-year-old Ajdin Dzafic and 30-year-old Christopher Handley, were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. They’re from the Grand Rapids area.

The 4 a.m. Sunday crash split the 2012 Volkswagen in half.

The driver, a 27-year-old, was thrown from the vehicle and was hospitalized with critical injuries, Easterly said. The front seat passenger had minor injuries, and that person was the only one in the car wearing a seatbelt, Fox17 reported.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 22,441 passenger vehicle occupants died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015. “Seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes,” it says.