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MSP: Wrong-way driver traveled more than two miles before deadly crash

Posted at 4:14 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 16:15:15-05

WYOMING, Mich. — Michigan State Police say a woman traveled more than two miles the wrong way on U.S. 131 before colliding with another car head-on, killing herself and the other driver.

Lt. Chris McIntire told FOX 17 Jane Slotsema entered the northbound lanes of U.S. 131 heading south at Franklin Street Thursday night.  Her vehicle hit Jonathon Yarrington’s vehicle head-on near 28th Street.

Both Slotsema and Yarrington were killed. A third car was also involved in the crash.

Investigators are waiting on the results of a toxicology report to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash. Currently, investigators told FOX 17 they “have no idea” why Slotsema was driving the wrong way.

Google map of US-131 and Franklin interchange

Google map of US-131 and Franklin interchange