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Local couple honored for wearing seat belts

Posted: 9:05 AM, May 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-22 09:46:11-04
Local couple gets award for wearing seatbelt
Local couple gets award for wearing seatbelt

Monday morning a local couple who survived a car crash nearly three years ago because police say they were wearing their seat belts, will be honored.

Steve and Sallie Whelan of East Lansing were driving on Westbound I-96 in Clinton County's Eagle Township back in October of 2015 when a driver heading east lost control, crossed the median and crashed into the Whelan's car head-on.

55-year-old Robin Fallot of Grass Lake was killed in the accident.

The Whelans were seriously injured.

At ten o'clock this morning the couple will receive the "Saved By The Belt Award" at Sparrow Hospital for their decision to buckle up.