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Two teens dead, two more injured in Lenawee County crash

According to the Clinton Community Schools Superintendent James Cracraft, the four teens were seniors at Clinton High School in Lenawee County
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 8:20 AM EDT
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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WTVG) - Two 17-year-old passengers in an SUV are dead and two others seriously injured after a single-vehicle crash on Monday night in Lenawee County.

Troopers from the Monroe Post of the Michigan State Police were called to the scene of the crash around 8:04 p.m. on N. Adrian Hwy. Troopers determined an SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed south on the roadway when it went off the side of the road, struck a large boulder in the front yard of a residence, overturned several times, and came to rest 20 feet into a section of woods.

The two back seat male passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. The 17-year-old male driver was flown to a Toledo hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 17-year-old male front seat passenger was taken to an Ann Arbor hospital with serious injuries.

At this time, troopers said they do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be a factor in the crash.

According to the Clinton Community Schools Superintendent James Cracraft, the four teens were seniors at Clinton High School in Lenawee County.

“Death can be difficult for us to understand, especially when it is sudden,” Cracraft said in a statement. “Many of us may be confronted with a variety of emotions, which might include shock, sadness, and confusion. I want to assure you that we, the Clinton Community School staff, care about your children and our CCS families and the feelings you may be experiencing.”

The school district’s crisis response team, counselors, and a local pastor were brought in to provide support to students on Tuesday.

The superintendent said the district sends their deepest sympathy, prayers, and condolences to the affected families.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Tpr. Austin Howard at 734-242-3500.

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