Two die when vehicles hit tree on state highway

Posted at 5:10 AM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 15:32:36-04

LEROY TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Michigan State Police have identified the two victims killed in the fatal accident on Friday morning as Kathie Marie Thomason and Howard Ray Bergman.

The two were killed when three vehicles hit a tree in the road on M-66. The highway was closed M-66 south of H Drive S in Calhoun County, about five miles south of I-94.

Around 3:45 a.m., the first vehicle that hit the tree left the driver injured, but while units were responding to the initial call, two more vehicles hit the tree.

The top of the second vehicle was sheared off and the two occupants were killed, said Michigan State Police. The driver of the third vehicle to hit the tree had minor injuries.

Family talked Friday afternoon with Michigan State Police. Watch that video below: