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Stretch of M-59 renamed in honor of Oakland Co. probation agent killed in 2017 crash

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Posted at 7:48 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 07:48:29-04

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has renamed a stretch of M-59 in Livingston County in honor of an Oakland County probation agent who was killed in a crash in 2017.

Snyder signed the legislation on Thursday, naming the portion of M-59 the "Candice Dunn Memorial Highway."

Dunn was killed around this time last year 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.

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.”

The man accused of causing the crash, 22-year-old Matthew Jordan Carrier, has a history of citations careless driving, speeding, operating while impaired by liquor and driving on a suspended license. 

Albert Boswell, the other driver, also had an expired license. Boswell had his license expired in 2002 due to alcohol related incidents in the late 1990s, early 2000s. He was in the process of clearing that up, but he still needed to take a road skills test to get a license. So, he was expired at the time of the crash.