5 people killed, 3 injured in Livingston County accident

Posted at 3:49 AM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 12:20:47-04

11:47 a.m.

Michigan State Police say the accident that left five people dead in Livingston County Tuesday night appears to have been caused by a driver who blew through a stop sign on Argentine Road.

Police say two of the four people in that car were pronounced dead on the scene.

In the car that was struck on M-59, police say a 36-year-old woman, a 70-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman were also killed. 

Three people, including the two drivers and a passenger, are in critical condition at a nearby hospital. 

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5:54 a.m.

Police say at least five people were killed in the crash in Livingston County with other injuries reported.

Two people in one vehicle and three in another all died on the scene, according to police. 

Police say three people were also taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. They are reportedly in critical condition.

3:49 a.m.

Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Livingston County's Oceola Township.

It happened around 10:40 pm last night at M-59 & Argentine Road, that's west of US-23.

Police say "multiple people" died in the two-vehicle accident and others were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

State Police described the scene as "horrific" and said that one of the vehicles went through the intersection and hit the other.  

The road re-opened around 4 a.m. but police are still on scene investigating.

We will have live reports throughout the morning.