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Identities in fatal Eaton Co. crash confirmed

Two of the four juveniles in one car were pronounced dead on the scene
Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 8:42 AM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Eaton Rapids Schools superintendent confirmed the identities of the two who passed away in Sunday’s fatal crash in Eaton County.

15-year-old Jaxon O’Reilly Kocher and 16-year-old Owen Jeffery Osborn passed away in Sunday’s crash.

Here is a picture of 15-year-old Jaxon Kocher:

Jaxon Kocher
Jaxon Kocher(Skinner Funeral Home)

Michigan State Police have provided updates on the condition of those in the two vehicles involved in a Sunday early morning crash.

A Crown Victoria occupied by four juveniles struck a pickup truck. Two of those four were pronounced dead at the scene, including the 16-year-old driver from Holt. Two passengers, a male and a female both 15-years-old, remain at a local hospital in ICU.

The pickup truck struck by the Crown Victoria was carrying a 41-year-old driver and 34-year-old male passenger, both remain in the hospital. Additionally, the pickup truck had a 12-year-old passenger who has been released from the hospital.

MSP provided the updates HERE.

Michigan State Troopers with the Lansing Post are investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday morning in Eaton County.

The preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle was traveling southbound on Perkey Road around 2:45 a.m. when it failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle struck a pickup truck that was traveling westbound on M-50 (Clinton Trail).

The pickup truck was occupied by two adults and a juvenile. All occupants were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The vehicle that did not stop at the stop sign was occupied by four juveniles. Two of the four juveniles were pronounced dead on the scene. The deceased was a 15-year-old male passenger from Eaton Rapids and the driver, a 16-year-old male from Holt.

Additionally, two 15-year-old juvenile passengers were transported to the hospital for serious injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing. WILX will update this story as more information becomes available.

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