Two killed, four injured in Eaton County wreck

Posted at 12:59 PM, Mar 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-09 13:11:33-04

EATON COUNTY, Mich.–Two people were killed and another four were injured Sunday evening when the car they were in left the road and hit a tree.

It happened just before 6:00 p.m. on Mason Road south of Kinsel Highway. The Eaton County Sheriff’s Department says that the Oldsmobile Silhouette was heading southbound on Mason Road when the crash happened.

A 15-year-old male passenger, identified as Brenden Pearce, from Vermontville, was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver, 31-year-old Melissa Musser, from Vermontville, died later at Sparrow hospital in Lansing.

The other passengers, including a 19-year-old male from Vermontville, who was critically injured, were either flown or taken by ambulance to Sparrow Hospital.

Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.