Police: 2 dead, 1 critically injured after wrong-way crash on I-75

Richard Calvin Fields Jr.
Richard Calvin Fields Jr.(Flint Township Police Department)
Published: May. 28, 2023 at 12:21 PM EDT
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FLINT TWP., Mich. (WNEM) - Two people are dead and one was left badly injured after a wrong-way crash on I-75 Saturday night.

Flint Township Police said the crash happened about 10:35 p.m. on northbound I-75 near Beecher Road.

Police said a 43-year-old Flint Township man was driving his car south in the northbound lanes when he crashed head-on into a car with three people inside. He has since been identified as Richard Calvin Fields, Jr.

The crash killed 24-year-old Lauren Shoens, of Flushing, and 31-year-old Richard Pepitone, of Mundy Township. It also left a 27-year-old Flushing resident in critical condition.

Flint Township Police believe the wrong-way driver had been drinking.

Fields was arraigned on Wednesday, May 31 for two counts of second-degree homicide, two counts of operating while intoxicated causing death, two counts of operating with a revoked license causing death, one count of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury, and one count of operating with a revoked license causing serious injury.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is urged to contact Flint Township Police at 810-600-3250.

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