Fatal Car Accidents Over Memorial Day Weekend

Two fatal car accidents have been reported so far during the Memorial Day weekend.

Police are looking for the person who crashed a car into a tree early Sunday morning in Calhoun County.

Sheriff's deputies say they're looking for a 23-year-old Mexican man. They say he was heading northbound on Route 27 1/2 mile road when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree.. killing his passenger who was wearing a seat belt.

Police say the driver fled the scene.

They believe alcohol played a factor.

And in Ionia County, police attempted to rescue a man Sunday afternoon when he slammed his car into a tree.

Police say 28-year-old Brian Thelen of Portland was heading east on Tupper Lake Road in Danby Township just before 2 p.m.

Resuce workers had to use the jaws of life to get Thelen out but he died at the scene.

Alcohol was not suspected but Thelen did not wear a seat belt.


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