UPDATE: Accident Victim Identified as MSU Coach

By: News 10
By: News 10

Police have identified the man killed in Wednesday night's deadly accident on I-96 near Webberville as 47-year-old Charles Fobbs of Canton.

According to Michigan State University Athletics Department, Fobbs was an assistant coach for the MSU Softball Team. He was beginning his second season on head coach Jacquie Joseph's staff, and had previously served as a volunteer assistant for the Spartans in 2009.

"Our thoughts are with Charles' family and friends at this incredibly difficult time," MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis said. "We also have heavy hearts for Jacquie Joseph and her softball family here at MSU. More than a coach, Charles was a good friend to many here in our athletics department and across the state of Michigan."

State Police tell News 10 Fobbs was killed when his SUV drifted off the right side of Interstate 96 near M-52 just before 6:30pm Wednesday. Witnesses say the vehicle rolled over five or six times before coming to a rest. The Ingham County Sheriff's Office says Fobbs died at the scene. Traffic was backed up for while as police cleared the scene.

Funeral details have yet to be announced. Michigan State's Sunday 1 p.m. doubleheader against Detroit has been cancelled. Stay with News 10 and wilx.com as we continue to follow this developing story.


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