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Man charged with murder in Michigan crash that killed 5

Posted at 10:27 AM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 08:38:27-04

Prosecutors have charged a man with second-degree murder in a May car crash that killed five people in southeastern Michigan, saying he was intoxicated and missed a stop sign.

The Livingston County prosecutor's office said Wednesday that Matthew Carrier, of Fenton, faces charges including five counts second-degree murder and operating while intoxicated causing death. He faces life in prison if convicted.

He was jailed ahead of a Wednesday hearing and didn't have a lawyer on record.

Authorities say Carrier smashed into Albert Boswell's vehicle May 9 in Livingston County. Two people in Carrier's vehicle died. Three in the vehicle driven by Boswell died, including a probation agent who had been honored at a Corrections Department banquet that night.

The secretary of state's office says neither driver had a valid driver's licenses.