Nightside Report June 18, 2021: Mother finds son badly injured after collision with Washtenaw County Sheriff’s vehicle; Family speaks out after 2-year-old killed, 9-year-old injured in shooting on I-75

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Crash involving Washtenaw County deputy leaves pair on motorcycle badly injured (WDIV)

Ypsilanti mother finds son badly injured after collision with Washtenaw County Sheriff’s vehicle

DETROIT – A Washtenaw County mother had her biggest fears realized right before her eyes Thursday night.

On her way home from work, she came upon a collision between a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office vehicle and a motorcycle. The motorcycle belonged to her son and she quickly discovered he and his girlfriend we badly injured.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies driving southbound on Harris Road, near Lester Avenue, where it made a U-turn by Grace Fellowship Church.

A photograph taken shortly after the crash captured the motorcycle underneath the patrol vehicle. Neither riders -- Derrick Lyttle Jr., 23, and Heather Dunn, 21 -- were wearing a helmet at the time.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 893,164; Death toll now at 19,612

Metro Detroit weather: Thunderstorms, severe weather risks extend through weekend

So let’s talk about the weekend. The forecast has changed significantly since yesterday.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Police are searching for a shooter who reportedly killed a 2-year-old boy and seriously injured a 9-year-old boy after shooting at their vehicle on I-75 Thursday night in Detroit. Click here to read more.
  • The promise by the Gilbert Family Foundation to pay the property tax debt of 20,000 Detroiters is already having a big impact. Click here to read more.
  • William Weber pleaded guilty Friday and agreed to testify against former Macomb County prosecutor Eric Smith. Click here to read more.
  • There are seven different officers in the Troy Police Department who have fathers that worked for the same department. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

School administrators can’t begin work until lawmakers announce budget guidelines

As the school year comes to a close for a lot of students across Michigan, the real work begins for administrators.

The summer is usually spent preparing for next year, buying books, supplies, computers and making classroom improvements. However, administrators won’t be able to start on their usual tasks right away because of politicians in Lansing.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.