Update: Wrong-way crash on US-10 claims lives of two men, victim - WNEM TV 5

Update: Wrong-way crash on US-10 claims lives of two men, victims identified

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MIDLAND COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A head-on crash has claimed the lives of two local men and now investigators have identified the victims.

It happened about 4:51 a.m. Tuesday on westbound US-10, east of M-18 in Midland County's Jerome Township.

Investigators said they received several 911 calls reporting a vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of US-10, west of Coleman Road. A short time later, a head-on crash was reported in the area.

Steven Fitch, 57, from Lake and 23-year-old Brandon Scherzer, from Freeland, were killed in the crash, police said. 

Fitch was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck and Scherzer was driving a 2015 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck.

The incident remains under investigation pending toxicology reports for drugs and/or alcohol.

Westbound lanes on US-10, just after River Road, were closed for several hours Tuesday morning. They reopened just before 9 a.m. 

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