Oakland County probation agent of the year killed in Livingston Co. crash

Posted at 2:16 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 18:20:45-04

An Oakland County probation agent has been identified as one of the victims in the horrific crash in Livingston County.

Candice Dunn was killed Tuesday night as she was returning home from a banquet for the Michigan Department of Corrections where where was awarded the 2017 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year.

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Dunn was honored last night at a ceremony in East Lansing. The 35-year-old worked with the Department of Corrections for the past 12 years. 

Her recent work including preventing repeat crimes with offenders who had addiction issues and went through alternative Drug and Sobriety Courts.

Dunn is one of 8 people who were involved in a two-car crash on Argentine Road at 10:40 last night in Livingston County. Five people were killed and three injured. Dunn was in the front passenger seat and was with three other people. Her mother and mother's boyfriend were in the back seat and were also killed in the crash. Dunn's boyfriend was driving and is listed in critical condition.

“We are devastated by the loss of Agent Candice Dunn, whose passion for her work changed so many lives for the better,” said Michigan Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington. “Her ambition and her drive to make Michigan a better and safer place will leave a lasting impact on our department.”  

Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues at this sad time,” Washington said. “She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”

Michigan State Police are investigating the crash and said the identities of the other victims would be released after their families are notified. They had had trouble identifying all the victims because one of the vehicles burned after the crash.