UPDATE: The deceased victim from the Martin Luther King Jr. & Northrup crash has been identified

One car was driven by an 18-year-old female and had two 18-year-old passengers and a 9-year-old.
Two Vehicle Crash At MLK Jr. Blvd & Northrup St
Two Vehicle Crash At MLK Jr. Blvd & Northrup St(Jordan Bridleman | WILX/Jordan Bridleman)
Published: Jul. 8, 2021 at 1:59 AM EDT
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UPDATE: The deceased 18-year-old has been identified as: Janessa Renee Bartholomew-Hayter.

UPDATE: The 18-year-old female driver has been upgraded to stable condition, the 18-year-old female passenger has been upgraded to stable condition, and the 9 year-old female passenger remains in critical condition.

A two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning closed the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northrup Street from 1 a.m. until 4 a.m.

Delhi Township Fire and patrol cars from Lansing Police, Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, and Michigan State Police responded to the crash just before 1 a.m.

Officers found two vehicles with extensive damage. One was occupied by a 24-year-old woman who was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The second vehicle had four occupants: an 18-year-old driver, two 18-year-old female passengers, and one 9-year-old female passenger.

The driver and one 18-year-old passenger of the second vehicle sustained serious injuries while the 9-year-old suffered critical injuries. One 18-year-old passenger died at the scene. All were taken to a local hospital.

Preliminary investigation indicates the first vehicle was traveling west on Northrup while the second was going north on MLK before colliding.

Investigators believe speed was a factor with the second vehicle as well as alcohol for both drivers.

The investigation is ongoing and updates will be provided once they become available. Anyone with information is asked to call Lansing Police at 517-483-4600.

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