- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - An 83-year-old man has been charged in a wrong-way crash that killed his wife and another woman on Interstate 96 in western Michigan.

The Ottawa County sheriff’s department said Monday that Leslie Laymon faces two counts of driving on a suspended license causing death.

According to sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Austin, Laymon drove the wrong way on the freeway in Wright Township earlier this month. His 81-year-old wife, Donna Laymon, died in the wreck, as did 79-year-old Shirley VanHoeven, who was a passenger in a second vehicle.

The prosecutor’s office authorized the charges against Leslie Laymon on Friday. Austin says Laymon will be arraigned at a future date due to his health. He was hospitalized after the crash.

Austin says he doesn’t know if Laymon has a lawyer.


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