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West Michigan Victims Identified In Deadly Haiti Crash

Posted at 5:35 PM, Jan 12, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The victims involved in the deadly crash in Haiti have been identified.

Matt Kutsche, Mary Laponsie, Rita Cwengros and Jim Cwengros, were all killed when the car they were riding in from the airport to Sister Parish in Haiti drove off the mountain.

There was a total of 18 people, in three cars, on this medical mission from Grand Rapids.

The 14 remaining members are safe. They are trying to get getting back home.

The cars have Haitian drivers.  According to friends of the victims, the driver of the car survived.

The members of the mission had just arrived in Haiti making the 6 to 8 hour dangerous drive up the mountain when accident happened.

The church has done the trip every year, for 15 years, providing medical and dental help.