An Oakland County probation agent is among the identified victims in a deadly crash late Tuesday.

Five people are dead after a driver blew through a rural intersection and smashed into another vehicle. The victims include Candice Dunn, who was killed after being honored at a banquet as Michigan’s 2017 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year. Corrections Department spokesman Chris Gautz said last night was such a celebration and today, they’re just devastated. He said Dunn would have turned 36 next weekend.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette commented Agent Dunn was a member of the Michigan Department of Corrections in Oakland County for 12 years and will be remembered for her immense dedication to improving the lives of others.

State Police say a 22-year-old driver from Fenton was driving southbound on Argentine Road when he failed to stop at the intersection with M-59 and slammed into an SUV heading eastbound. One of the cars then burst into flames after coming to rest in a wooded area, just off the roadway.

State Police have identified those involved in the crash:

Southbound car – four occupants
•Driver Matthew Jordan Carrier, 22 of Fenton, was pulled from the car and is in critical condition.

•Rear driver side passenger Kyle Eugene Lixie, 23, was ejected and is in critical condition.

•Front passenger Justin Andrew-Humberto Henderson, 20 of Fenton, is deceased.

•Rear passenger Preston Taylor Wetzel, 24 of Fenton, is deceased.

Eastbound vehicle -SUV– four occupants

•Driver Albert Rudolph Boswell, 39 of Oakland County, is in critical condition.

•Passenger Candice Lynn Dunn, 35 of Oakland County, is deceased.

•Passenger Linda K. Hurley, 69 of Macomb County, is deceased.

•Passenger Jerome Joseph Tortomasi, 73 of Macomb County is deceased.


MDOC photo. (JM)