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Man arraigned in connection to hit-and-run deaths

ISABELLA COUNTY, MI (WNEM/AP) -

A man who police say drove away from a deadly crash over the weekend was arraigned Monday in Midland County District Court.

Nicholas Gordon Andrews, 23, was charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter, one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing death and one count habitual offender, fourth offence.

Authorities say a pickup truck driven by Andrews struck another car in Midland County, killing two people in their late 60s.

The sheriff's office says the driver of the gray Chevrolet Silverado slowed down but then left the scene early Saturday on U.S. 10 in Warren Township, northwest of Midland.

Andrews and his truck were located later that morning in Isabella County, according to the Midland County Sheriff's office.

The victims, 69-year-old Theodore Frances Fackler and his wife 67-year-old Barbara Olive Fackler, were riding in a 1981 Ford Escort at the time of the crash. They were ejected from the car.

The wreck forced police to close a portion of westbound U.S. 10 until dawn.

Andrews has a long wrap sheet with past crimes including fleeing and eluding police, filing a false police report and attempted assault with a dangerous weapon.

Copyright 2011 WNEM. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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