Sixteen members of the same family hit in drunk driving hit-and-run, two people killed

LANSING, MI – A woman is expected to face charges following a horrific incident in which her vehicle crashed into a group of 16 family members in Watertown Township, Michigan. The accident, which occurred on Saturday night, resulted in two fatalities and multiple injuries, raising suspicions of drunk driving involvement.

The victims of the fatal incident ranged from the tender age of 2 to 61, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. The office, along with several other agencies across Lansing, responded to the tragic accident. Among the deceased were a 30-year-old man from Grand Haven and a 42-year-old man from Grand Ledge. The remaining 14 victims were rushed to various hospitals in the area.

As of Monday morning, the identities of the victims had not been disclosed. However, the ages of those hospitalized were released, ranging from 2 to 61 years. Six family members remained under medical care, while eight had been discharged, as per the sheriff’s office’s Sunday night update.

The driver, a woman, had fled the scene post-crash but was apprehended several miles away. She was later identified as a 35-year-old from Gratiot County and was being held in the Clinton County Jail, awaiting arraignment on unknown charges related to the fatal incident.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office suspects alcohol to be a contributing factor in the accident. The case remains under investigation, with the arraignment of the driver expected to occur on Monday.

The tragedy has sparked an outpouring of grief and support from the community. The Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, located near the accident scene, has organized a cookie donation drive for the responding agencies. The family, who were returning from a trip down the nearby Looking Glass River when they were struck, has requested privacy during this difficult time.