The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Fatal Accident on west bound I-496 between Waverly and Snow Road Tuesday evening. Three cars were involved in the crash resulting in nine people being taken to area hospitals with numerous injuries. Two passengers were deceased upon the arrival of the deputies, a third passenger succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.
It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash, but seatbelts were not utilized by all occupants. Police say the accident was not weather related.
The crash occurred after a vehicle was attempting to assist a disabled vehicle on the side of the expressway and pulled back into the lanes of traffic and was struck by oncoming traffic.
The three victims that suffered fatal injuries are:
Kelly McNamara, 59 years old from Lansing
Linda Foote, 66 years old from Lansing
Kevin Trusty, 57 years old from Lansing
The accident remains under investigation by the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit.
Anyone with information concerning the crash is requested to contact Det. Jim Maltby or Det. Rick Buxton at 517-323-8492.