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.
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.
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.
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.UPDATE: A Male and Female have been killed by the wrong way driver. The suspect, a 59 year old male from Wolverine Lk has been transported to local hospital. Open alcohol found in vehicle. Investigation continues. pic.twitter.com/KRn1eb8Ido — MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) December 12, 2017
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