A family is outraged after the person responsible for a crash that killed a local woman is set free.
A local mother was killed in that crash, after being hit by a driver traveling the wrong way on the freeway.
The driver was taken into custody after the accident Sunday night, but without any charges against him, police were forced to free him from jail. That isn't sitting well with the family and friends of the victims.
Samantha Dawson can't stop thinking about her friend and neighbor Mariah Bailey Collins, who was riding in a car on U.S. 23 in Mundy Township Sunday night when the car was struck by an 18-year-old driving the wrong way on the highway.
Mariah Bailey Collins' 11-year-old son was also in the car driven by her newlywed husband Bryan Collins.
Her son remains hospitalized at Hurley Medical Center, and Bryan Collins was treated and released.
Bryan Collins' mother told TV5 over the phone that her son is still dealing with the trauma of losing his new bride, but she can't believe the driver of the other car has been released from jail.
Mundy Township police say they are not releasing the name of that 18-year-old driver but say he was tested for alcohol but the results are not back. Because the driver could only be held for 72 hours, police say he was released while their investigation continues.
Once the accident investigation is complete, the findings will be handed over to the prosecutor's office.
In the meantime, Collins' family tells TV5 that Bryan plans to file for guardianship of Mariah's 11-year-old boy once the child is well and released from the hospital.
The funeral for Mariah Bailey Collins is Friday at the O'Guinn Funeral Home in Clio.
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