New details regarding fatal Canton Township I-275 collision
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three children are left without their parents after a fatal collision on I-275 on Tuesday morning.
Engaged couple Nicholas Pare and Shannon McIntyre were killed when their vehicle was struck in the northbound lanes of I-275 near Palmer Road in Canton Township, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office.
It was a week before Pare's 34th birthday and two weeks before McIntyre would finish her college degree.
Tom and Sheryl McIntyre, of Wayne, said they've slept about four hours since the collision happened.
"We didn't plan on burying two children," Sheryl McIntyre said.
Pare and McIntyre had been driving northbound on I-275 to a doctor's appointment, after dropping their 7-year-old daughter off at her grandparent's house. Fifteen minutes later, they were killed instantly on impact in the crash. The other driver is suspected of drunken driving.
State police said their vehicle was struck by another vehicle that was traveling the wrong way on the interstate. Police found open alcohol containers in that vehicle.
"A lot of anger. I don't know how he could do this to a family. I have three kids without parents" Sheryl McIntyre said.
"We lost two, we lost Nick and we lost Shannon," said Tom McIntyre. "We lost our daughter."
Pare worked two jobs and Shannon McIntyre also worked, while raising three children, ages 15, 13, and 7. The couple was saving money to get married.
Now, Tom and Sheryl are left to wonder how to pay for two funerals and raise three children.
"I have three kids in the house," Sheryl McIntyre said. "I have no idea how to get them everything that they need!"
While we don't have any official word on who was driving the wrong way on I-275, a statement from the driver's hometown could potentially give answers.
"The village of Wolverine Lake Municipal Office has received credible information that Wolverine Lake resident and Village Council member Mike Stack was involved in an accident on I-275 Tuesday and was treated for injuries. We are heartbroken over the loss of life in this accident."
The couple was working so hard to build a better life, they didn't have any life insurance. The family has started a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising money for the two funerals they are hoping to hold together.
You can contribute to the family here.
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