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Police identify East Lansing couple killed in I-96 crash

fatal crash in Leoni Township
Posted at 1:40 PM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 13:40:50-05

LIVINGSTON CO., Mich. — Police have identified the East Lansing couple who died in a single-vehicle crash late last month on Interstate 96.

The couple was identified Thursday by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office as 88-year-old Laurence Carlsen and 72-year-old Roberta Carlsen, his wife.

Police said the Carlsens died in a fiery crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Oct. 29 along eastbound I-96, west of Fowlerville Road, in Handy Township.

Police and emergency officials were dispatched to the area about 7 a.m. Oct. 29 and still don’t know why the vehicle ran off the road to the right, struck a tree and caught on fire.

The Carlsens were the lone occupants in the vehicle, a 2019 Subaru Ascent, a news release said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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