Sheriff: 2 Grand Rapids children die in crash after father loses control –

Sheriff: 2 Grand Rapids children die in crash after father loses control -
Two Grand Rapids children killed in I-96 crash near Lansing
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INGHAM COUNTY, MI — Two children from Grand Rapids, ages 8 and 9, died after a vehicle driven by their father crashed on I-96 east of Lansing, police said.

Ingham County sheriff's officials say witnesses saw the 29-year-old man from the Detroit suburb of Romulus driving aggressively Friday evening in Wheatfield Township. Police say he was trying to pass other vehicles on the shoulder, when his vehicle left the freeway backward and hit the tree.

Ingham County sheriffs deputies said they responded about 9 p.m. Friday, March 8 to a crash on eastbound I-96 east of Zimmer Road in Wheatfield Township.

WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two children have died and their father seriously hurt after he lost control of the car in which they were riding and struck a tree on Interstate 96 southeast of Lansing.

Witnesses told deputies the 29-year-old was driving aggressively and attempting to pass vehicles on the road shoulder when he lost control of the vehicle. It went off the road backwards and struck a tree.

Officials say his 9-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, who were from Grand Rapids, died at the scene. The father was taken to a hospital.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the crash and has not already talked with investigators to call the Ingham County Sheriffs Office at 517-676-8251.

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