Accident Victims Identified

By: News10
By: News10

Okemos High School Principal Christine Sermak sent an email Monday to parents of students explaining what the the school was doing in the wake of Sunday's fatal accident that killed three former students and left a fourth in critical condition.

The message identified the fatal victims as Heather Comstock, Matt Kolstoe and Sarina Seger. Friends identify the teen who survived, and was last reported in critical condition, as Humphrey Petersen-Jones.

All were 2010 graduates of Okemos High School. .

Ms. Sermak informed parents that information about the accident was shared with students and staff first thing Monday morning. Counselors will be available throughout the day. At the end of the school day, the faculty will meet to "debrief and provide feedback" to the Okemos High School Crisis Committee.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon on U.S. 23, south of Interstate 96 in Green Oak Township. A Toyota Prius carrying the students crossed the median and hit a Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling south.

A 56-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman from Fremont, Ohio in the front seats of the SUV were killed. Three children in the sport utility vehicle -- ages 10, 5 and 3 -- were among those seriously injured, police said.

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  • by OrionS Location: Leo on Oct 13, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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  • by James Location: Lansing on Oct 12, 2010 at 06:41 AM
    Once again WILX is neglecting to do their jobs on this story also. Where is the real reporting? In almost every single accident article I have ever read, there is always mention of why the accident occurred and if drugs/alcohol or something else was a factor or not. Did WILX even ask if anyone was wearing seat belts and who was driving?? Did anyone ask the police why and how the accident occurred? (People typically don't cross over the median for no reason) Will anyone at WILX ask if drugs or alcohol (or maybe texting??) was a factor in the crash? Real reporting is not getting comments from their friends. It's getting the critical information that people want and need. Please stop reporting on the emotions and memories of the victims. We already know they were great and wonderful people.
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