Nightside Report Jan. 2, 2021: Plane crash into Lyon Township home kills 3, showdown brewing in US Senate over electoral vote certification

Emergency crews are investigating after a plane crashed into a Lyon Township home on January, 2, 2021. (WDIV)

3 people dead after plane crashes into Lyon Township home, sheriff says

Officials are investigating after a small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home on Saturday, killing three people.

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said the three people who died in the crash are believed to be the pilot and occupants of the plane.

See the full story here.

New today: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 497,127; Death toll now at 12,598

Metro Detroit weather: Freezing Saturday evening gives way to snowfall Sunday

Saturday evening will be cloudy and colder. Temperatures return to the freezing mark, and people must watch out for re-freezing on roads and sidewalks.

Sunday will be cloudy with light snow, especially in the morning and midday. One to two inches of snow accumulation is possible Sunday.

Read the full forecast here.

4 Fast Facts

  • A 4-year-old girl was killed in a single-car crash in Brighton after her father lost control of the vehicle. Click here to read more.
  • Michigan Republicans are joining a last-ditch effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election just ahead of this week’s congressional meeting to count and certify the electoral votes. Click here to read more.
  • The San Francisco home of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was vandalized with graffiti and a severed pig’s head. Click here to read more.
  • Metro Detroit’s Davison Freeway was the first urban freeway constructed in America. Click here to read more.

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