SHELBY TOWNSHIP (WWJ) — Multiple people are dead following a rollover accident at Stony Creek Metropark on Friday.
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham spoke with reporters at a press conference following the incident and said that three teenagers were killed in the accident.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
Just after 6:30 p.m., a car — a Jaguar — carrying five passengers was traveling at a “high rate of speed” in the park before colliding with a guardrail and rolling over into Stony Creek River. Four of the passengers were ejected, one was wearing a seatbelt.
Two people still remain hospitalized, their condition is unknown.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
“At this point, I’m not going to give out any names,” Wickersham said. “We’re working with the families, we’re trying to do identification, we’re trying to find out who was operating the vehicle. We always ask the public if there was somebody here at the time of the crash that may have witnessed it — please give the Sheriff’s office a call, because we really want to have a good basis of what really transpired out here.”
Wickersham said that the driver and passengers of the Jaguar were all male and 17 or 18-years-old. It is not known whether alcohol was a factor.
Officials earlier had said the incident involved people on bikes and pedestrians, but that information turned out to be incorrect.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
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