Engaged couple from Wayne identified as victims in fatal crash on I-275 with wrong-way driver

Man, woman killed by vehicle traveling wrong way on interstate

Nicholas Pare and Shannon McIntyre

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The man and woman killed Tuesday morning on I-275 when a vehicle drove into oncoming traffic were identified Wednesday as an engaged couple from Wayne.

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.

Nicholas Pare and Shannon McIntyre

State police said their vehicle was struck by another vehicle traveling the wrong way on the interstate. Authorities said the 59-year-old man behind the wheel is from Wolverine Lake and had an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

UPDATEDriver in fatal wrong-way I-275 crash had no alcohol in system, state police say

He was transported to a hospital. He was released from the hospital pending charges.

The northbound lanes of I-275 were shut down at Michigan Avenue for several hours.

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An investigation into what caused the wrong-way crash continues. 

A vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on northbound I-275 caused a crash near Palmer Road on Dec. 12, 2017 in Canton Township. (WDIV)

A vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on northbound I-275 caused a crash near Palmer Road on Dec. 12, 2017 in Canton Township. (WDIV)

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