Police identify victim in I-94 rollover accident
The Michigan State Police have released the names from Tuesday night’s fatal rollover accident on Interstate 94 near Chelsea.
Jeremy Newsome, 17, of Jackson died when he was thrown from the vehicle. He was sitting in the back seat on the passenger side.
The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Jessica Hafner of Ypsilanti, was also ejected from the vehicle, suffering critical injuries. Police did not have an update on her current medical status Wednesday.
Also in the vehicle were Samuel Cannon, 28, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, and 1-year-old Darwin Hafner, who was belted in a child safety seat in the center of the backseat.
According to Sgt. Mark Thompson of the state police, the baby was the only person buckled in.
When troopers arrived at the scene where the vehicle was rolled over, the 1-year-old “was hanging upside down,” Thompson said.
Cannon and Darwin Hafner were not seriously injured.
The crash occurred at about 8:50 p.m.
Thompson said no charges have been brought against Jessica Hafner, who steered the car onto the left shoulder to pass other vehicles before the accident.
“The investigation is ongoing,” he said.